Here’s what you need to know February 24, 2022
Here’s what you need to know February 24, 2022

Here’s what you need to know February 24, 2022

DETROIT – reported Michigan 5,931 new cases of COVID-19 and 312 virus-related deaths Wednesday – and average of 1,186.2 cases over a five-day period.

The deaths announced Wednesday include 250 identified during a Vital Records review.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,051,771, including 31,695 deaths. These numbers have risen from 2,045,840 cases and 31,383 deaths, from Friday.

Testing has increased to about 50,000 to 60,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with 7-day positive rate at 7.91% pr. February 23 – the lowest it has been since August. Admissions has fallen over the last few weeks.

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Statens 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,394 on Wednesday, February 23, which is lower than the previous week. The average death of 7 days was 73 on February 23rd. The state mortality rate is 1.5%.

Michigan has reviewed more than 11.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered per February 19 with 70.1% of 16+ residents have received at least one dose while 64.3% of 16+ residents considered fully vaccinated.

Across the entire Michigan population, 65.9% have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine.

According to Johns Hopkins University is more than 76 million cases has been reported in the United States, with more than 902,200 deaths reported from the virus. Globally more than 10 billion vaccine doses has been administered, including more than 539 million doses alone in the United States.

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Worldwide more than 393 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 5.7 million are dead, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher due to limited tests, different ways in which nations count the dead, and deliberate underreporting by some governments.


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Michigan drops mask recommendations for K-12 schools, most indoor environments, as COVID cases fall

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is updates its COVID-19 masking guide as the state enters a “recovery” phase following an increase in viral infections and hospitalizations.

After weeks of a record-breaking increase in COVID-19 spread across Michigan, state numbers have shown one promising decline. The daily number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped significantly compared to last month, and the state’s 7-day positive test rate is lowest it has been since the end of October.

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Michigan hospital officials cite early signs of early progress since COVID omicron rise

January 19, 2022: For the first time since the beginning of COVID omicron pitch in Michigan, hospital officials with Henry Ford Health System said they are beginning to see some signs of early progress.

“These trends are consistent and pointing in the right direction,” said Bob Riney, president of health operations and COO at Henry Ford Health.

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