How fast are coronavirus cases rising in Michigan?
Consider this: More cases were reported between Wednesday and Saturday, April 7-10, than the entire month of February.
Michigan reported 28,391 new cases in February compared to a total of 30,560 in the last four daily reports.
Below is a look at state and county numbers for new cases and positivity rates, as well as statewide numbers on hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations..
New cases: The state is averaging 6,545 new cases a day.
That’s up 16% from 5,662 a week ago.
The top five counties in per-capita cases for April 4-10: St. Clair, Huron, Sanilac, Otsego and Tuscola.
Below is an online database that allows readers to see the number of new coronavirus cases in the past seven days compared to the previous week, as well as the per capita number that adjusts for population. The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has gone up or down compared to the previous seven days.
The map below is shaded based on the state’s six risk-assessment levels. The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has gone up or down compared to March 21-27.
Readers can put their cursor over a county to see the underlying data. (Hint: You can drag the map with your cursor to see the entire U.P.)
Positivity rate: The seven-day average is now 16.6%.
The seven-day positivity rate on coronavirus diagnostic tests was 15% a week ago. On Saturday, 15.9% of coronavirus test results reported were positive.
A total of 70 counties have positivity rates over 10%; 56 are over 15%; 29 counties are over 20% and five counties — Sanilac, Tuscola, Huron, St. Clair and Missaukee — are over 30%. The first four counties are all in Michigan’s Thumb region.
The chart below allows you to look up any county by name to see the seven-day average positivity rate. The chart compares the average from the past seven days to the average for the previous week.
The interactive map below shows the seven-day average testing rate by county. You can put your cursor over a county to see the underlying data.
Hospitalizations: 3,822 inpatients
Michigan had 3,780 adults patients and 44 pediatric patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on Friday, April 9. That includes 735 patients in the ICU.
By comparison, there were 2,801 hospitalizations with 539 patients in the ICU on Friday, April 2.
Seven Michigan hospitals had more than 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Thursday, April 8: Beaumont Royal Oak had 193; Henry Ford Macomb, 173; Beaumont Troy, 172; Henry Ford Detroit, 135; Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, 126; Beaumont Dearborn, 107, and Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, 101.
Thirteen hospitals were at 95% capacity or above on Thursday: St. Joseph Mercy Livingston (100%), McLaren-Oakland (100%), Ascension St. Joseph in Tawas City (100%), Henry Ford Macomb (99%), Sparrow (98%), McLaren Port Huron (98%),Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo (98%), St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (98%), Hurley in Flint (97%), St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor (96%), McLaren Flint (96%) Beaumont Royal Oak (95%) and Harper University/Hutzel Women’s Hospitals (95%).
Deaths: The state is averaging 40 deaths a day.
That compares to an average of 27 deaths a day a week ago.
On Saturday, the state reported 74 deaths, including 57 that occurred prior to the last 24 hours and were identified by the state health department during a vital records review. These reviews happen three times per week.
Vaccinations: 38.7% of adults have received at least one dose
As of Wednesday, April 7, a total of 3,212,019 adults have gotten at least one dose of vaccine, and 2,045,374 — or 25.3% — are fully vaccinated.
Below is a breakdown by age group of adults who have gotten at least one dose of vaccine and those who are fully immunized.
- 75 and older: 69% initiated; 59% completed.
- 65 to 74: 69% initiated; 57% completed.
- 50 to 64: 46% initiated; 23% completed.
- 40 to 49: 30% initiated; 16% completed.
- 30 to 39: 27% initiated; 14% completed.
- 20 to 29: 18% initiated; 9% completed.
- 16 to 19: 9% initiated; 2% completed.
State’s overall risk assessment: All 8 regions at highest level
All eight Michigan’s MI Start regions are back up to Level E in the state’s overall risk assessment.
In assigning the risk scores, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services looks at factors such as new cases and deaths per capita, test positivity rates, number of tests administered and emergency department visits for COVID-19 symptoms. The scale used by MDHHS has six levels — “low” plus Levels A-E.
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