GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Michigan recorded eight more deaths related to COVID-19, and on Thursday confirmed another 734 cases of the virus, according to the latest data from the state.
The most update from the state Friday afternoon carries the total number of death cases to 6,199 and total number of confirmed cases to 81,621 since the virus was first detected in Michigan in early March.
Four of the most recent deaths are in Wayne County, which is hardest hit by the virus with 2,677 dead. He also confirmed another 147 cases for a total of 25,524 since the beginning of the epidemic. Also in southeastern Michigan, Auckland County had 1
Two more deaths have been reported in Kalamazoo County, with a total of 79. There have been 1,403 since the beginning of the epidemic.
Fifty of the newly confirmed cases are in Kent County, which has already had a total of 6,426 cases since the outbreak. The number of deaths is 151.
There are 434 COVID-19 patients in the hospital across the country, status data broadcasts. There are enough intensive care beds and ventilators for everyone who needs one.
Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus should be tested, public health officials insist, and isolate themselves while waiting for results. You can go to the state website to find a test site near you.
Laboratories in Michigan on Thursday tested 31,590 samples for coronavirus and 1,095 returned positive. The number of positive tests is greater than the number of new confirmed cases, as some people can be tested more than once, but the state says its reporting system is designed so that one person cannot report more than one case.
The percentage of positive tests for the day is 3.46%. The day beforewhen about 29,400 samples were tested, the positive percentage was 3.8%.
Civil servants are concerned about increasing the percentage of daily positive tests. This percentage was mostly below 3% in June, but recently rose to an average of 3.7%. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief executive, said: percentage below 3% shows the spread of the community is controlled.
The good news is that the number of cases per million people per day continues to decline across the countryThe figure is declining enough in western Michigan that the region has recently been downgraded from high-risk to medium-high risk by the state.
However, citing epidemics related to social events, this week the government of Gretchen Whitmer add some restrictions in the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula, bringing these regions into line with the rest of the state, telling bars to suspend indoor service and limit internal gatherings to 10.
Public health officials also continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask in public, wash their hands frequently, and practice social distance of 6 feet.