Michigan announced 2,403 new COVID-19 cases Friday, March 12, the most in a single day since mid-January.
Friday marks the third day in a row with more than 2,000 new cases. Before Wednesday, Michigan had fewer than 2,000 cases for 46 days in a row.
Michigan is averaging 1,573 new cases per day in the last week – the highest rate since late January. The seven-day average dipped as low as 814 cases per day in mid-February, but has been rising ever since.
Michigan also reported seven new COVID-19 deaths on Friday. The state is averaging 18 COVID-19 deaths per day in the past week, the lowest mark since October.
(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of new confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new cases reported by day.)
In total, Michigan has tallied 605,778 COVID-19 cases and 15,736 deaths.
There are 981 people hospitalized in the state with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19, 249 of whom are in the ICU.
(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of deaths involving confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new deaths reported by day.)
Nearly 13% of Michigan adults now vaccinated
More than 1 million people in Michigan are fully vaccinated, which accounts for 12.9% of all adults in the state. About 23.1% of Michigan adults have received at least one shot.
Michigan has put more than 2.8 million shots in arms since vaccinations started in December – including nearly 1.6 million Pfizer shots, 1.3 million Moderna shots and 11,582 Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
State leaders announced Friday that anybody 16 and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting April 5. Also, eligibility will open earlier for people 50 and older, as well as people with disabilities or medical conditions.