Michigan adds 6,530 cases, 260 deaths from COVID-19 last week

Michigan adds 6,530 cases, 260 deaths from COVID-19 last week
Michigan adds 6,530 cases, 260 deaths from COVID-19 last week

The state added 6,530 cases of COVID-19 in the past week, with 260 deaths, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.

Michigan has reported an average of about 933 cases per day for the past seven days, down 33% from a daily average of 1,384 cases a week earlier.

On Jan. 17, the state said it had added 9,687 cases and 184 deaths from the virus the previous week. The state tally does not include those who test positive with a home test.

On Monday, the state reported that 784 adults and 16 pediatric patients had been hospitalized with confirmed infections, a decrease from previously reported totals of 983 adults and 24 children. Inpatient records were established on January 10, 2022, when 4,580 adults were hospitalized with COVID-19.

In Michigan on Monday, about 5% of hospital beds in the state were filled with COVID-19 patients, and there were an average of 1,040 COVID-19-related emergency room visits per day in the state. That compares to 24% of full hospital beds and 2,889 daily emergency room visits due to the virus in the first week of January 2022.

All Metro Detroit health departments are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that recommend indoor masking for public places and K-12 schools.

The federal Food and Drug Administration in September approved updated versions of mRNA vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has given its approval, as has CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and is now available in Michigan.

The CDC recently expanded the use of updated COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years, following the FDA’s modification of emergency use authorizations for updated vaccines.

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Michigan data

Michigan surpassed 3 million COVID-19 cases last week as the pandemic continues to ebb after nearly three years.

The state surpassed 2 million cases on February 4, 2022, when the fourth wave reached a high of nearly 20,000 cases per day.

Tuesday’s additions bring the state’s overall total to 3,024,478 cases and 41,445 deaths since the virus was first detected here in March 2020.

On Monday, no county in Michigan was at a “high level” for increased burden of health care or serious illness. Thirty-four Michigan counties have “medium” transmission, according to the state health department.

In Michigan, 321 cases of a rare inflammatory disease in children linked to the coronavirus have been reported to the CDC. Around 62% of children with the syndrome are admitted to intensive care units and there have been five deaths.

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About 69% of state residents, or 6.9 million, have received their first doses of a vaccine and 60% are fully vaccinated. More than 256,000 children ages 5 to 11 in Michigan, or 31 percent, received their first dose of the vaccine.

More than 3.6 million people, or 38% of the eligible population, received a booster shot.

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