GRAND FAST FAST MICHIS (TREE) – Michigan reported another 301 confirmed cases of coronavirus and another 40 deaths related to the virus, as it again reported the lowest positive test since the state began conducting hundreds or more tests each day.
The Update on Thursday includes 28 deaths found during the examination of death certificates to find those that were no longer reported to the state. These inspections are carried out three times a week.
In general, Michigan now registered 891,615 confirmed cases of the virus since it was first discovered here 15 months ago on March 10, 2020, as well as 19,479 deaths.
On Wednesday, 21,454 virus samples were tested and 373, or 1.74%, were positive. This is the lowest positive percentage of the test since March 11, 2020, when the state conducted only one test and it was negative.
The number of positive tests is not the same as the number of new cases, as people can be tested more than once. In addition, the test numbers are from one calendar date, while the number of new cases lists the increase since the last time the country compiled the data; these two time frames do not exactly match.
Kent County recorded another death for a total of 785. He confirmed another 68 cases for a total of 68,354.
Three other Western Michigan counties also confirmed additional deaths:
- Calhoun County: Another death for a total of 296; A total of 12,346 confirmed cases during the pandemic.
- Kalamazoo County: Another death for a total of 359; 20,210 total cases.
- Newaygo County: Another death for a total of 67; A total of 4,536 cases.
Wayne County, the state’s most populous county, reported five more deaths for a total of 4,800 and confirmed another 51 cases for a total of 152,677. Neighboring Auckland County had 101,934 cases (27 more than yesterday) and 2,275 deaths (14 more). Macomb County had 91,772 cases (16 more) and 2,339 deaths (six more).
concerning 8.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Michigan and 60% of residents aged 16 and over received at least one dose, which is one tenth of a percentage point from the previous day. Among people 12 years of age and older, almost 55% have received at least one dose.
The state sees everything key indicators of coronavirus declining since April. One of the most encouraging is the seven-day average of the positive test, which is now below the 3% threshold, which public health officials say shows that community spread is controlled.
The seven-day average incidence rate has been steadily declining for nine weeks and is now below its level in the summer of 2020. The total number of hospitalized adults confirmed that the virus had dropped by 50 since yesterday and is now below 580. Average hospitalization and mortality rates are also lower than in March.