Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Aug. 9

MHA Covid-19 update

MHA COVID-19 Update imageThe MHA continues to keep members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. Important updates are outlined below.

Michigan Case Numbers and Hospitalizations Continue to Increase

Michigan reported over 3,100 new COVID-19 cases from this past Thursday and Friday, bringing the daily average of cases up to 1,564. Hospitalizations also continue to increase, with 889 confirmed hospitalizations statewide, 19 of which are pediatric. Over the last four weeks, 99% of test samples sequenced by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are the delta variant.

Members with data questions may contact Jim Lee.

Social Media Toolkit Available with Delta Variant Messaging, Immunization Awareness Posts and Vaccine FAQs

To help communicate messages around the delta variant, updated masking guidance, childhood immunizations and general COVID-19 vaccine information, the MHA has created a downloadable social media toolkit with posts and graphics for public use. Members are encourage to share the content on their own channels or engage through the MHA’s Twitter or Facebook. The toolkit and other COVID-19 resources can be found on the COVID-19 webpage of the MHA website. Members with social media questions may contact Lucy Ciaramitaro.