COVID-19 Spreading 'Like Wildfire' in Michigan

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Spreading like wildfire. It's breaking their hearts were exhausted. Emotionally hospital admissions jumping nearly 30% in the upper Midwest. In just the past week, the CDC ranking Michigan the number one hot spot in the country and hospitals feeling the strain some patients facing 8 to 10 hour wait times those hospitalized, shifting away from now vaccinated older Americans to those unvaccinated younger adults. Now we're seeing that kind of 40 to 59 age group is the largest group that's getting infected. Certainly certainly seeing some Children. They're getting l. But it's really that young adult population that's driving a lot of the cases. So for us this surge is bigger than it was a year ago, doctors say, driving the surge, a mix of reduced restrictions, pandemic fatigue and the UK variant, which now accounts for 70% of the new cases in Michigan. The federal government now sending Michigan more personnel to administer vaccines. The governor Gretchen Whitmer, doubling down that our state needs more shots when there is a surge. We think that it's important that we we go toe we rush in to meet where that need is across the country. The supply of Johnson and Johnson

Coming up next