Michigan health officials reported two-day totals of 8,496 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 46 confirmed COVID-19 deaths for Thursday, Oct. 14 and Friday, Oct. 15.
Of the newly reported deaths, 15 were late additions identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through a vital records review, meaning they likely occurred outside the dates reported today.
Over the last seven days, Michigan has averaged 3,638 reported cases and 37 new confirmed deaths per day. That’s slightly down from 3,729 reported cases last week, which also saw an average of 36 new confirmed deaths per day.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,090,021 reported coronavirus cases and 21,609 confirmed deaths. Additionally, the state has reported 139,035 probable cases and 1,408 probable deaths, in which a physician and/or antigen test ruled it COVID-19 but no confirmatory PCR test, which detects the presence of a virus, was done.
Below is a chart that indicates the seven-day average for new cases reported per day throughout the pandemic. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)
State data shows 63.3% of eligible residents have received at least a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 58.8% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Below is a chart that shows vaccination rates by county for the 12 and older population. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)
As of Friday, Oct. 15, hospitals statewide were treating 2,196 adult patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 and 34 children. There were 552 patients in the ICU, including 305 on ventilators.
Of the 67,163 diagnostic tests processed between Saturday and Sunday, 10.7% were positive. There were 276,564 tests processed from Monday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 17, of which 11.3% came back positive.
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Every county in Michigan reported at least one new case of COVID-19. Wayne County led the state, with 1,156 new cases, followed by Oakland County (810), Macomb County (740) and Kent County (721).
Arenac County led the state in new cases per capita, with 300 cases per 100,000 residents.
Twenty-four of Michigan’s 83 counties reported at least one new death. Wayne County led the state with 12 deaths, followed by three in Genesee County, three in Ingham County, three in Macomb County and three in Ottawa County.
The chart below shows new cases for the past 30 days based on onset of symptoms. In this chart, numbers for the most recent days are incomplete because of the lag time between people getting sick and getting a confirmed coronavirus test result, which can take up to a week or more.
You can call up a chart for any county, and you can put your cursor over a bar to see the date and number of cases.
Michigan’s daily average of reported COVID deaths has been on the rise since August, which could be expected as death trends typically following case trends by a few weeks.
The average surpassed 30 deaths per day at the end of September, marking the highest point since early June. For context, all of July was spent in the single digits, and the peak of the late 2020 surge was more than 110 deaths per day.
Below is a chart that tracks the state’s seven-day average for reported COVID-19 deaths per day over the course of the pandemic. Can’t see the chart below? Click here.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page.
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