How fast are the coronavirus case numbers dropping in Michigan?
The state reported 4,517 confirmed COVID-19 cases last week, down 47% from 8,578 the previous week. Michigan’s current seven-day average of 645 cases a week is the state’s lowest number since Sept. 19, more than eight months ago. (The record low seven-day average was 150 on June 13.)
Michigan also has fallen to 11th among the 50 states in per-capita case rates.
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 645 new confirmed cases a day
That compares to a seven-day average of 1,225 a week ago.
The top five counties in per-capita cases for May 16-22: Baraga, Oscoda, Luce, Schoolcraft and Muskegon.
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, four of the state’s 83 counties are at E, the highest level; 25 at Level D; 38 at Level C; 14 at Level B; two at Level A, and Alger has had no new cases in the past week.
The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has gone up or down compared to May 15-21.
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 4.1%
The seven-day positivity rate on coronavirus diagnostic tests was 5.6% a week ago.
In Saturday’s report, 3.5% of coronavirus test results reported on Friday were positive.
Three counties -- Oscoda, Schoolcraft and Muskegon -- have seven-day average positivity rates over 10%. A total of 45 counties are at 5% or below, and 17 counties are below 3%.
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: 1,183 in-patients
Michigan had 1,152 adults patients and 31 pediatric patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on Friday, May 28. That includes 328 patients in the ICU.
By comparison, there were 1,569 hospitalizations with 439 patients in the ICU on Friday, May 21.
Deaths: The state is averaging 32 deaths a day
That compares to a seven-day daily average of 47 deaths a week ago.
A total of 224 deaths were reported last week, and 56 were people under age 60.
Vaccinations: 58.6% of adults have received at least one dose
As of Thursday, May 27, a total of 4,746.872 residents have gotten at least one dose of vaccine, and 3,973,514 -- or 46.2% of those age 12 and older -- are fully vaccinated.
Below is a breakdown by age group of Michigan residents who have gotten at least one dose of vaccine and those who are fully immunized.
- 75 and older: 77% initiated; 71% completed.
- 65 to 74: 79% initiated; 74% completed.
- 50 to 64: 63% initiated; 57% completed.
- 40 to 49: 51% initiated; 44% completed.
- 30 to 39: 46% initiated; 39% completed.
- 20 to 29: 36% initiated; 29% completed.
- 16 to 19: 35% initiated; 26% completed.
- 12 to 15: 18% initiated; 0% completed.
There are now 18 counties where at least 60% of those age 16 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine: Leelanau (75%), Grand Traverse (67%), Washtenaw (66%), Emmet (65%), Oakland (65%), Keweenaw (64%), Benzie (64%) , Charlevoix (63%), Wayne outside of the city of Detroit (62%), Alger (61%), Marquette (61%), Mason (60%), Kent (60%), Presque Isle (60%), Mackinac (60%), Midland (60%), Clinton (60%) and Kalamazoo (60%).
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 four 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 become eligible April 5, and age 12 to 15, who became eligible May 12.
State’s overall risk assessment: 6 regions at Level D, 2 at Level E
Two of Michigan’s MI Start regions -- Grand Rapids and Saginaw -- are still at Level E in the state’s overall risk assessment.
The other six regions -- Detroit, Lansing, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula -- are now at Level D.
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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