MDHHS: new data shows majority of COVID-19 hospital patients are unvaccinated

Courtesy: Michigan Health & Hospital Association

New data from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) shows that the majority of Michigan residents who are seriously sick with COVID-19 are not vaccinated, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services announced on Thursday.

Based on recent data form most health systems in the state, MHA found the following:

  • Three out of four COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated (76%)
  • 87% of COVID-19 ICU patients are unvaccinated
  • 88% of COVID-19 ventilator patients are unvaccinated

“The data is clear: if you are unvaccinated, you are risking hospitalization or death,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “We have a safe and effective vaccine that is quite literally saving lives. Michigan residents absolutely need to get vaccinated to keep their loved ones safe this holiday.”

As of this week, 4,291 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to MDHHS.

Michigan has also recently reached 70% of residents 16 years and older who have gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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