Michigan health officials reported three-day totals of 8,671 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 110 confirmed COVID-19 deaths for Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Of the newly reported deaths, 58 were late additions identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through a vital records review, meaning they likely occurred outside the previous two days.
Over the last seven days, Michigan has averaged 3,745 reported cases and 33 new confirmed deaths per day. That’s up from 3,541 reported cases last week, which recorded 31 confirmed deaths.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,073,228 reported coronavirus cases and 21,459 confirmed deaths. Additionally, the state has reported 136,498 probable cases and 1,405 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 63.1% of eligible residents have received at least a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 58.7% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Mackinac County became the eighth county to passed the 70% benchmark for vaccinations set by the state on Monday. Leelenau County leads the state with 77% of its eligible population fully vaccinated, followed by Oakland County (69%), Grand Traverse County (69%), Washtenaw County (69%) and Emmet County (68%).
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 Wednesday, Oct. 13, hospitals statewide were treating 2,166 adult patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 and 24 children. There were 545 patients in the ICU, including 282 on ventilators.
Of the 71,068 diagnostic tests processed between Monday and Tuesday, about 12.3% came back positive. There were 291,465 tests processed since Oct. 6, Saturday and Sunday, of which 11.3% came back positive.
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Every county in the state reported at least one new case of COVID-19. Wayne County led the state, with 1,008 new cases, followed by Oakland County (847), Kent County (715), Macomb County (656) and Ottawa County (352).
Forty-two of Michigan’s 83 counties reported at least one new death. Wayne County led the state with 18 deaths, followed by 14 in Macomb County, eight in Oakland County, six in Genesee County, five in Ottawa County and four in Kent County.
Baraga County led the state in new cases per capita, with 294 cases per 100,000 residents.
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.
To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test find send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov, or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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