6,283 new COVID-19 cases, 163 additional virus deaths in the past two days – The Oakland Press – Community News
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6,283 new COVID-19 cases, 163 additional virus deaths in the past two days – The Oakland Press

Michigan public health officials reported 6,283 new COVID-19 cases and 167 additional virus deaths in the past two days on Wednesday.

The two-day total brought the state’s total number of confirmed cases and deaths to 1,172,800 and 22,684 deaths since the start of the pandemic. In the past week, Michigan has reported more than 34,400 new cases of COVID-19, which is the second most of all states after California (more than 44,000 new cases reported in the past week), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). week).

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), those totals represent test data collected Tuesday and Wednesday. MDHHS publishes new cases, deaths and vaccination numbers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and new outbreak-related data is published every Monday.

Of the 163 reported deaths, 88 were identified during a vitals review. In the past two days, the state has recorded an average of 3,142 cases per day, up from 2,970 cases per day from November 6-8, an increase of 5.7%. Due to a delay in processing lab results entered into the Michigan Disease Surveillance System, the two-day average underestimates the number of new referrals received since Monday. The cause of this problem is currently under investigation.

In the past two days, the counties with the highest number of new cases were Oakland County with 786 new cases, Wayne County (excluding Detroit) with 750 new cases, Macomb County with 491 new cases and Kent County with 374 new cases. The city of Detroit saw an increase of 316 cases. Combined, these four counties and the city of Detroit were responsible for 57 of the new COVID-19 deaths in the state.

The state’s 7-day average COVID-19 case and test positivity remain high due to the spread of the virus, primarily among unvaccinated residents.

The average 7-day number of cases in Michigan is 344 cases per day per 100,000 residents. The state’s 7-day average test positivity averages between 10-15%, and more than 311,000 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been performed during that period.

The state remains in the high community transmission category, which is defined by the CDC as an average of at least 100 new cases per day per 100,000 residents over a 7-day period.

According to the CDC, Michigan’s 7-day average number of cases is the 8th highest in the country.

The CDC also reports that 70% of all U.S. counties have high community transfer rates. All of Michigan’s 83 counties remain in the CDC’s high community transmission category.

In the past 7 days, Oakland County has averaged 262 cases per day per 100,000 residents, which is a 16% increase from the previous 7 days, according to the CDC. The average 7-day case count in Wayne County is 249 cases per day per 100,000 residents, a 20% increase from the previous 7 days, while the 7-day case rate in Macomb County has remained stable compared to the previous 7 days with 297 cases per day per 100,000 Residents.

hospital admissions

Statewide, more than 2,600 Michiganders have been hospitalized with confirmed positive COVID-19, the majority located in southeastern Michigan, with more than 80% of the state’s hospital beds occupied.

MDHHS reports that the percentage of hospital beds occupied by individuals with COVID-19 is 11.6%. This percentage has been rising for 16 weeks and has increased from 10.5% last week.

Oakland County hospitals have seen a 16% increase in the number of new COVID-19 admissions, 277 patients, compared to the previous 7 days, according to the CDC.

Wayne County hospitals have seen a 2% increase in the number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions compared to the previous 7 days with a total of 279 patients, while Macomb County hospitals have seen a 41% increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases. 19 hospital admissions compared to the last 7 days with 99 patients.

Vaccine Coverage

The state’s vaccination rate for residents 16 years and older is 69.8%, with more than 5.6 million residents receiving at least one dose. The vaccination rate for residents aged 5 years and older is 58.9%.

Vaccine coverage rates included 1% for ages 5-11, 42% for ages 12-15, 49% for ages 16-19, 47% for ages 20-29, and 58% for ages 30- 39.

Among the older groups, vaccination rates are 61% for people aged 40-49, 72% for people aged 50-64, 86% for residents aged 65-74, and 83% for Michiganders aged 75 and older.

More than 900,000 booster and third doses have been administered statewide, with the majority given to Michiganders age 50 and older.

As of Tuesday, there were approximately 14,000 pediatric doses of Pfizer administered to children ages 5-11 statewide.

Breakthrough cases

Between January 1 and October 26, MDHHS reported 68,629 breakthrough cases, equivalent to about 1% of people who were fully vaccinated. These are people who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 for at least 14 days after full vaccination.

Between October 13 and 19, nearly 20,000 breakthrough cases were confirmed by MDHHS. As more people are vaccinated, there will be more cases among the vaccinated population.

Of those total breakthrough cases, 1,961 cases were hospitalized and 793 individuals died (699 were 65 years of age and older).