In all, Michigan has actually now counted 867,341 validated cases of the virus considering that it was first spotted here in March 2020 and 18,338 related deaths.
On Monday, labs evaluated 19,970 samples for the virus and 1,672 were positive, a rate of 8.37%. Because individuals might be tested more than once, the number of positive tests is not the same as the number of new cases. Additionally, screening numbers are from a single calendar date, while the variety of new cases lists the increase considering that the last time the state assembled the data; these 2 time frames do not compare specifically.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)– Michigan has reported 1,992 more validated cases of coronavirus and 99 extra related deaths.
Kent County validated 3 more deaths for a total of 744 and counted 201 cases for a total of 66,115 because the start of the pandemic.
Of the deaths announced Tuesday, 32 were discovered when public health workers went through the states death certificate database to find any that had not currently been reported to the state. These checks happen 3 times each week.
Numerous other West Michigan counties reported extra deaths:
While virus numbers are still high, Michigan continues to see crucial metrics improve. The typical test positivity rate has been declining because early April, case rates for a month and the medical facility inpatient census for 3 weeks. The rate of everyday deaths, a lagging metric, is no longer climbing and has been level for the last few weeks.
Berrien County: One more death for 256 total; 13,548 overall verified cases since March 2020. Calhoun County: One more death for 265 overall; 11,879 total cases. Cass County: One more death for 70 total; 4,683 overall cases. Ionia County: One more death for 76 total; 5,922 total cases. Kalamazoo County: Six more deaths for 336 total; 19,581 total cases. Muskegon County: Five more deaths for 333 overall; 14,786 overall cases. Ottawa County: One more death for 363 total; 29,463 total cases. Van Buren County: Three more deaths for 110 total; 6,466 overall cases.
She included that health care suppliers are preparing to begin providing the Pfizer vaccine to kids as young as 12 after the federal government said Monday it was OKAY for them, though she said it might be simply a few more days until some last standards are released.
Great news: Michigan has reached its very first vaccination benchmark tied to the loosening of state restrictions. More than 55% of people age 16 and up have received at least one dose, which means that since May 24, all sectors may return to in-person work.
Going to the Kalamazoo area Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer encouraged individuals to keep getting immunized. She stated the state is looking into whether it can provide incentives, though she suggested it was more likely to depend on partnering with local leaders and employers to urge individuals to get their shots.
Wayne County, the states biggest and struck hardest by the virus, tape-recorded 24 more deaths for a total of 4,533 and 367 more cases for a total of 148,219. Neighboring Oakland County has had 99,259 cases (201 more than the previous day) and 2,139 deaths (15 more). Macomb County has had 89,688 cases (146 more) and 2,203 deaths (four more).
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Berrien County: One more death for 256 total; 13,548 overall verified cases because March 2020. Calhoun County: One more death for 265 total; 11,879 overall cases. Cass County: One more death for 70 total; 4,683 overall cases. Ionia County: One more death for 76 overall; 5,922 total cases. Wayne County, the states largest and hit hardest by the virus, taped 24 more deaths for a total of 4,533 and 367 more cases for an overall of 148,219.
In the meantime, the percentages utilized in the state standards will keep being calculated only consisting of people age 16 and up.