Fifty-six of Michigan’s 83 counties have reported fewer new coronavirus cases in the past seven days compared to the previous week, and 65 counties have seen a drop in their coronavirus positivity rates during that time.
Statewide, the daily average of new cases declined 14% from April 7-13 to April 14-20, while the seven-day positivity rate is now below 15%.
That said, Michigan continues to rank No. 1 in the country for per-capita coronavirus cases, and hospitalizations and deaths– which are lagging factors — continue to rise.
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 6,082 new confirmed cases a day.
That’s down 14% from a seven-day average of 7,014 a week ago.
The top five counties in per-capita cases for April 14-20: St. Clair, Newaygo, Mason, Macomb and Sanilac.
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. The arrows indicate whether the total number of new cases reported in the last seven days has gone up or down compared to April 7-13.
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 13.7%.
The seven-day positivity rate on coronavirus diagnostic tests was 15.5% a week ago. In Tuesday’s report, 13.7% of coronavirus test results reported on Friday were positive.
A total of 67 counties have seven-day average positivity rates over 10%; 49 are over 15%, and 15 counties are over 20%.
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: 4,350 inpatients
Michigan had 4,279 adults patients and 71 pediatric patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 20. That includes 919 patients in the ICU.
By comparison, there were 4,205 hospitalizations with 842 patients in the ICU on Tuesday, April 13.
COVID-19 patients currently comprise 25% of adult inpatients and 41% of ICU patients in Michigan hospitals.
Ten Michigan hospitals had more than 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, April 19: Beaumont Royal Oak, 201; Henry Ford in Detroit, 178; Beaumont Troy, 177; Henry Ford Macomb, 159; Sparrow in Lansing, 155; Beaumont Dearborn, 147; Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, 127; Ascension Macomb Oakland in Warren,116; Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, 113, and Covenant in Saginaw, 104.
Fifteen hospitals were at 95% capacity or above on Tuesday, including three at 100%: Beaumont Farmington Hills, Ascension St. Joseph in Tawas City and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and two at 99%, St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor and Hurley in Flint.
The four at 98% capacity: Harper University/Hutzel Women’s Hospitals in Detroit, Detroit Receiving, Sparrow and Henry Ford Macomb.
Ascension Borgess in Kalamazoo is at 97%; McLaren Port Huron is at 96%, and Beaumont Troy, Beaumont Trenton, McLaren Flint and Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw are at 95%.
Deaths: The state is averaging 57 deaths a day.
That compares to a seven-day daily average of 41 deaths a week ago.
On Tuesday, the state reported 85 deaths, including 33 that occurred prior to the last 24 hours and were identified by the state health department during a vital records review. These reviews happen three times per week.
Younger people are growing proportion of those dying of COVID-19. Of the 400 deaths reported in the past week, 24% involved those under age 60. That compares to 10% during the first year of the pandemic.
Vaccinations: 45.6% of adults have received at least one dose
As of Monday, April 19, a total of 3,717,375 adults have gotten at least one dose of vaccine, and 2,547,645 — or 31.5% — 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: 71% initiated; 63% completed.
- 65 to 74: 73% initiated; 64% completed.
- 50 to 64: 53% initiated; 37% completed.
- 40 to 49: 39% initiated; 22% completed.
- 30 to 39: 35% initiated; 19% completed.
- 20 to 29: 25% initiated; 12% completed.
- 16 to 19: 20% initiated; 5% completed.
The highest immunization rates so far are in the northern Lower Peninsula, where 52% of those age 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. That compares to 28% 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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