Michigan added 1,791 new cases of COVID-19 and another 23 deaths on Saturday, making the week the biggest surge in positive cases in the state during the pandemic.
These additions result in a total of 144,897 cases of the state and a total of 70,011 deaths. Of the death reports reported on Saturday, 15 were added in light of vital data.
There were 10,241 cases of the virus in Michigan last week. The average daily average of new cases is now 1463. The previous highest average for seven days was April 5-11, when it was 1,395. There were 9,768 confirmed cases this week.
The daily increase is also boosting October to create Michigan’s largest month of new cases since April, when the virus peaked in the state. The average daily number of new cases has been growing every month since June.
Michigan set a new daily record for reported coronavirus cases when 2030 came on Thursday amid fears of a potential second wave and questions about government officials’ reactions. The state also added more than 2,000 cases on Friday.
Although some of the COVID-19 cases uncovered on Thursday were from the previous day and their report was delayed due to a processing problem, the average of the average days for new cases in Michigan reached its highest level since early April.
Virus-related mortality and hospitalizations also tend to increase, but remain significantly lower than they were during the initial peak of COVID-19 here in the spring.
“You may not see an increase in hospitalizations and deaths yet, because it depends a lot on what age group they get,” said Nigel Panet, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan. “It simply came to our notice then.
“(Infected people) go to the store, the next thing you know, some elderly person gets infected – and it doesn’t have to be an elderly person. Young people die. It happens.”
Until this week, there was not a week in Michigan, at least two days, when 30 or more new deaths were reported since early June. 30 deaths were reported on Tuesday.
Hospitalizations associated with the virus are also on the rise. Healthcare facilities are concerned about the effects of influenza and coronavirus, which can potentially praise people and test the ability of doctors.
As of Thursday, 1,017 adults had been hospitalized with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan, 80 percent more than the 564 hospitalizations reported a month earlier.
As of last week, 104,271 people were considered “recovered.”
Public health officials were aware of a “slowdown” in laboratory processing that began Tuesday, delaying the processing of some records in the state’s disease surveillance system, said Lynn Satfin, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
As a result, Thursday’s report presented some data that would normally be included on Wednesday, Satfin said.
“We know that the number of cases in the state is growing, which is why we continue to call on all michiganders to take precautions against COVID-19, including wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and staying home if they are sick,” Sutfin said.
The number of outbreaks was also updated on Monday, including those reported as of October 8.
As of Monday, Michigan schools recorded 26 new outbreaks. Of the outbreaks, 18 were in K-12 schools. See an updated list of school outbreaks online.
There are a total of 123 in Michiganoutbreaks, which are defined as two or more cases with reference to the place and time, indicating a joint impact outside the household.
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