Feds send staff to Michigan hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients

Amid a new pandemic wave in michigan, federal officials awarded a request from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to send personnel to: support beleaguered hospital workers.

Help Comes If Michigan Stays a national pandemic hotspot: About 1 in 5 Michiganders hospitalized has COVID-19, and the state remains lead the nation in fallen.

“No other state or territory has reported higher hospital bed use than Michigan in the past seven days,” reads part of a report released this week by the state health service.

The federal plan includes sending two 22-strong US Department of Defense military teams to hospitals in Dearborn and Grand Rapids. The teams consist of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists. They will arrive Monday for a 30-day stay in the state.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also opened beds at its Detroit hospital for local COVID-19 patients, and granted a request for help from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Michigan will also receive an additional 800 monoclonal antibody therapies, a successful method of treating people already infected with the coronavirus.

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