Here’s what you need to know on March 18, 2022
Here’s what you need to know on March 18, 2022

Here’s what you need to know on March 18, 2022

DETROIT – reported Michigan 1,540 new cases of COVID-19 and 124 virus-related deaths Wednesday, March 16 – an average of 770 cases over a two-day period.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,068,817, including 32,561 deaths. These figures have risen from 2,067,277 cases and 32,443 deaths, from Monday.

107 of the deaths reported on Wednesday were due to review by Vital Records.

Testing has increased to about 50,000 to 60,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with 7-day positive rate at 3.47% pr. March 14 – the lowest it has been since July 2021. Admissions has fallen over the last few weeks, now down to the lowest total since last summer.


Statens 7-day moving average for daily cases was 675 on Wednesday, March 16th. The average for 7-day deaths was 39 on March 16th. The state mortality rate is 1.5%.

Michigan has reviewed more than 11.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered per March 14, med 70.5% of 16+ residents have received at least one dose while 64.7% of 16+ residents considered fully vaccinated.

Across the entire Michigan population, 66.5% have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine.

According to Johns Hopkins University is more than 79.5 million cases has been reported in the United States, with more than 966,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally more than 10.7 billion vaccine doses has been administered, including more than 555 million doses alone in the United States.


Worldwide more than 462 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 6 million are dead, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher due to limited testing, different ways in which nations count the dead, and deliberate underreporting by some governments.

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CDC: Many healthy Americans can take a break from masks

Most Americans live in places where healthy people, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks under new U.S. guidelines released Friday.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined the new set of community-based measures where COVID-19 eases its grip, with less focus on positive test results and more on what’s happening in hospitals.


Read more here.

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 decreased 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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