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    COVID ECMO patients at WVU Medicine trending younger

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The doctor that heads up the program that treats the sickest of the sick COVID-19 patients in West Virginia says the number of patients continues to increase. Dr. Jeremiah Hayanga Dr. Jeremiah Hayanga, a thoracic surgeon and director of WVU Medicine’s ECMO treatment program said Thursday on MetroNews “Talkline” their patients are trending younger. “We’re seeing what a lot of the other states saw in late-June or early-July, an influx of patients, predominately the unvaccinated younger patients who are sick, very, very sick,” Hayanga said. Hospitalizations of COVID patients are increasing across the state. The state Department  

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