LANSING, Mich, (AP) — Michigan is sending half of the 400 ventilators it received from the federal government to Detroit-area hospitals facing a surge of coronavirus patients.
Health department spokeswoman Lynn Sutfin says the remaining 200 breathing machines will be set aside for seven regions across that have fewer COVID-19 patients at this time.
People in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties account for 81% of Michigan’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has identified ventilators as a critical need.