Grand Fast, Michigan. (TREE) – The state said it had confirmed an additional 2,706 cases of coronavirus and 222 deaths related to the virus.
Officials say 207 of the newly confirmed deaths were found during his regular review of life records.
In total, Michigan has confirmed 519,082 cases of COVID-19 and 13,354 deaths have been linked to it since the outbreak in March 2020.
On Friday, laboratories in Michigan tested 51,995 samples for the virus and 4,300 were positive, a rate of 8.27%. 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.
Several other counties in western Michigan also confirmed additional deaths:
- Alegan County: Four more deaths for a total of 70; 5635 total confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
- Branch County: Another death for a total of 69; 3024 cases.
- Calhoun County: Three more deaths for a total of 190; A total of 7,163 cases.
- County Counties: Another death for a total of 49; 3,108 total cases.
- Montcalm County: Three more deaths for a total of 73; 2959 total cases.
- Muskegon County: Four more deaths for a total of 270; 9581 total cases.
- Newaygo County: Three more deaths for a total of 37; 2,302 cases.
- Ottawa County: Four more deaths for a total of 268; 18,499 total cases.
- St. Joseph County: Another death for a total of 60; A total of 3526 cases.
- Van Buren County: Two more deaths for a total of 77; A total of 4,136 cases.
Wayne County, home of Detroit, has seen another 42 deaths out of a total of 3,585, the most of any county in the state. It has also registered another 367 cases, with a total of 84,126. Auckland County has 57,206 confirmed cases (209 more thanyesterday) and 1,664 deaths (another 32). Macomb County 49,642 cases (180 more) and 1,624 deaths (31 more).
Officials say 415,079 people recovered from COVID-19 as of Friday, meaning they are still alive a month after symptoms appeared.
The state has been visible for the past few weeks several affecting indicators after a month of improvement. The decrease in the percentage of cases is plateau and the average percentage of daily positive tests has increased up to about 10%. Public health officials prefer to see it below 3% as proof that the spread of the community is controlled. The good news is that so far there has not been a large increase in her cases hospitalization continue to decline.
In a Friday’s press conference in LansingMichigan’s chief medical officer, Dr. Johnny Haldun, said the state was at a “crucial time,” but also said “it’s not too late” to prevent a jump.
“There is still time for people to do their part to stop the spread of this virus in Michigan,” Haldun said, adding that people should test yourself if they have been exposed to the virus or have symptoms, quarantine if they have traveled and continue to follow other health safety measures that officials have been promoting for months.