Six Michigan counties now have a vaccination rate of 60% or higher among residents age 16 and older, and another 15 counties are above 55%.
The six counties where at least 60% of adults have had at least one dose of vaccine: Leelanau (69%), Grand Traverse (63%), Emmet (62%), Washtenaw (62%), Keweenaw (62%) and Oakland (61%).
The 15 counties with a vaccine rate between 55% and 60%: Wayne (excluding Detroit), Kent, Kalamazoo, Clinton, Midland, Benzie, Charlevoix, Antrim, Manistee, Mason, Mackinac, Presque Island, Marquette, Alger, and Ontonagon.
Meanwhile, Michigan’s COVID-19 case numbers have continued to trend down since peaking in mid-April.
Below is a look at four metrics and where we stand now.
- The seven-day average of new cases is now at 2,934. That’s down 58% from the peak of 7,006 on April 14 and the current average is the lowest since March 22.
- The seven-day positivity rate on coronavirus diagnostic tests is now 9.7% compared to a peak of 16.9% on April 8. The current average is the lowest since March 24.
- All 83 counties are below a 20% positivity rate for the first time since March 10.
- There are currently 2,767 hospitalized with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, down from the peak of 4,211 on April 19.
Below is a look at state and county numbers for new cases and positivity rates, as well as statewide numbers on hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations.
New cases: The state is averaging 2,934 new confirmed cases a day
That’s down 26% from a seven-day average of 3,988 a week ago.
The top five counties in per-capita cases for April 30-May 6: Baraga, Arenac, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ionia.
Below is an online database that allows readers to see the number of new coronavirus cases in the past seven days compared to the previous week, as well as the per capita number that adjusts for population. The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has gone up or down compared to the previous seven days.
The map below is shaded based on the state’s six risk-assessment levels. Currently, 74 of the state’s 83 counties are at E, the highest level.
The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has gone up or down compared to April 23-29.
Readers can put their cursor over a county to see the underlying data. (Hint: You can drag the map with your cursor to see the entire U.P.)
Positivity rate: The seven-day average is now 9.7%
The seven-day positivity rate on coronavirus diagnostic tests was 11.4% a week ago.
In Thursday’s report. 8.6% of coronavirus test results reported on Wednesday were positive.
A total of 52 counties have seven-day average positivity rates over 10%. There are now 19 counties over 15%.
The chart below allows you to look up any county by name to see the seven-day average positivity rate. The chart compares the average from the past seven days to the average for the previous week.
The interactive map below shows the seven-day average testing rate by county. You can put your cursor over a county to see the underlying data.
Hospitalizations: 2,767 inpatients
Michigan had 2,716 adults patients and 51 pediatric patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on Thursday, May 6. That includes 726 patients in the ICU.
By comparison, there were 3,284 hospitalizations with 852 patients in the ICU on Thursday, April 29.
Deaths: The state is averaging 68 deaths a day
That compares to a seven-day daily average of 62 deaths a week ago.
A total of 479 deaths were reported in the last seven days, and 110 were people under age 60.
Vaccinations: 51.2% of adults have received at least one dose
As of Wednesday, May 5, a total of 4,147,193 adults have gotten at least one dose of vaccine, and 3,292,866 -- or 40.7% -- are fully vaccinated.
Below is a breakdown by age group of adults who have gotten at least one dose of vaccine and those who are fully immunized.
- 75 and older: 74% initiated; 68% completed.
- 65 to 74: 76% initiated; 69% completed.
- 50 to 64: 59% initiated; 48% completed.
- 40 to 49: 46% initiated; 33% completed.
- 30 to 39: 41% initiated; 30% completed.
- 20 to 29: 31% initiated; 21% completed.
- 16 to 19: 28% initiated; 14% completed.
The highest immunization rates so far are in the northern Lower Peninsula, where 56% of those age 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. That compares to 32% of adults who live in Detroit.
The interactive map below shows the number of adults per capita who have received as least one dose of vaccine so far. The numbers are based on residence of the vaccine recipient vs. where the the vaccine was given.
You can hold your cursor over a county to see the underlying data, which includes a breakdown by three age groups: Those 65 and older, who have been eligible for vaccines since January; 50 to 64, most of whom have been eligible since early to mid-March, and those age 16 to 49, most of whom did not become eligible until April 5. Because of the eligibility schedule, counties with a larger proportion of senior citizens tend to have higher vaccination rates than counties with larger proportions of younger adults.
State’s overall risk assessment: All 8 regions at highest level
All eight Michigan’s MI Start regions are back up to Level E in the state’s overall risk assessment.
In assigning the risk scores, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services looks at factors such as new cases and deaths per capita, test positivity rates, number of tests administered and emergency department visits for COVID-19 symptoms. The scale used by MDHHS has six levels -- “low” plus Levels A-E.
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