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Michigan Hospitals At Pre-COVID Occupancy Levels

ICUs 75% occupied

Approximately three out of every four Intensive Care Unit beds in Michigan hospitals were in use as of Jan. 7 according to a state survey.

There were 2,475 Michigan ICU beds occupied out of the 3,240 ICU beds available statewide.

Overall bed occupancy in Michigan’s hospitals was at 75%, according to the survey. This is within the range seen in non-epidemic years. The statewide average bed occupancy rate for Michigan was 78% in 1980 and 65% in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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