Michigan health officials warn state is headed toward ‘very sharp crest’ in omicron surge

Fueled by the omicron variant, infections during Michigan’s sustained fourth wave of COVID-19 continue to rise. Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel says they’re expecting the number of new infections to drop quickly after a sharp peak. We're heading toward what will likely be a very sharp crest in this wave..

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Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hospitals reported a record number of COVID-19 patients Monday, surpassing the peak from nearly a month ago before the state’s daily already-high infection counts surged to new heights due to the more contagious omicron variant. Roughly 4,900 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus, including 4,580..