New coronavirus cases rose 5.6% in Michigan in the week ending Sunday, when the state added 29,267 cases. The previous week had 27,705 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Lenawee County reported 271 cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 315 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 25,416 cases and 324 deaths, a U.S. TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University shows. That Lenawee County Health Department online statistics continue to show two fewer deaths.
Michigan ranked number 12 among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per capita. person, according to Johns Hopkins data. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the US increased by 31.8% compared to the week before, with 796,108 cases reported. With 3% of the country’s population, Michigan had 3.68% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 42 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Within Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks were per capita. person in Washtenaw County with 501 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Keweenaw County with 425; and Mackinac County with 389.
Lenawee County had 275 new cases per 100,000 people as of Thursday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It remained at the CDC’s “medium” level of community COVID-19, meaning that people at risk of serious illness from a COVID-19 infection should consider wearing a face mask when indoors, in public places.
There were 22 Michigan counties listed in the “high” level of community COVID, which means the CDC says people in those counties should wear masks while indoors, in public places. Among these counties, most of them are in southeastern Michigan: Monroe, Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, and St. Louis. Clair.
Lucas and Fulton counties in northwest Ohio are in the “medium” category. Williams County in Ohio and Hillsdale County in Michigan are in the “low” category.
The CDV community’s COVID-19 levels are based on the number of new cases and new admissions of patients with COVID.
Michigan ranked 35th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 67% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In Lenawee County, 56% of the population has received at least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 53.2% are considered fully vaccinated on May 22, according to the CDC. Of those who are fully vaccinated, 51.3% have received a booster injection.
In the week ending Wednesday, Michigan reported having administered an additional 89,246 vaccine doses, including 9,262 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 77,455 vaccine doses, including 6,524 first doses. In total, Michigan reported that it has administered 15,906,503 total doses.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services92,755 vaccine doses have been administered in Lenawee County per May 17
In Michigan, 78 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 76 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,501,863 people in Michigan have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 36,218 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 83,281,329 people tested positive, and 1,002,173 people died.
Note: In Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, cases and deaths for the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Federal Correctional Institution separate from Michigan counties.
Michigan’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, May 22nd.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 1,387
- The week before: 1,241
- Four weeks ago: 728
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 53,333
- The week before: 49,215
- Four weeks ago: 39,443
Hospitals in 31 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 29 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 37 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
USA TODAY Network publishes localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have any questions about the data or the story, please contact Mike Stucka at [email protected].