St. Joseph Mercy Livingston today has 17 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. That number represents 40 percent of the beds at the hospital.
That’s a record number for the hospital during the pandemic.
“The number of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston COVID patients is significantly higher than they were just a few weeks ago,” said hospital spokesperson Bobby Moldanado, “Previously, the facility had peaked at about 15 COVID-positive patients.”
The increased number of hospitalizations is happening at a time when Michigan ranks among the top states for COVID. In a story today, CBS News called Michigan the “newest coronavirus epicenter in the United States.”
The COVID numbers in Livingston County are increasing at the same time as the Livingston County Board of Commissioners rejected extending the state’s Declaration of Emergency, which allows it to meet virtually; instead, the board has opted for a hybrid of in-person and virtual access. Following suit have been various local units of government, including the townships of Genoa and Brighton.
You can track the number of COVID patients at SJML by clicking here.
Check out what’s happening to Livingston County’s numbers below: