There were 6,095 new, confirmed coronavirus cases, an average of 3,047 a day, and 59 confirmed COVID-19 deaths reported Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10.
Of the new deaths, 44 were identified in a review of death certificates, done three times a week, and the case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System since the last web update on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
This was a far higher two-day total than any recent update. A week ago, for the same period, the state reported 4,448 new, reported cases.
Michigan is averaging 2,110 new, reported confirmed cases and 20 confirmed deaths per day over the last week, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
This up from a seven-day average of 2,000 reported new cases on Sept. 3, when there was also an average of 20 deaths.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 970,412 reported coronavirus cases and 20,506 confirmed deaths. Additionally, the state has reported 117,789 probable cases and 1,315 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.)
Of Michigan’s 83 counties, three did not report any new cases. They include: Keweenaw and Luce counties in the Upper Peninsula and Montmorency County in northern Michigan.
Isabella County had the most new cases per 1 million people. It was followed by St. Joseph, Lake, Marquette, Branch, Iron, Osceola, Ionia and Delta.
Without adjusting for population the counties with the most new cases include: Wayne with 882, Oakland (674), Kent (577), Macomb (531), Ottawa (230), Genesee (188), Washtenaw (182) and Kalamazoo (172).
Thirty-one counties reported at least one death in the last two days. Oakland led with 13. Macomb reported 8, Kent had 5, Wayne and Genesee had four, Calhoun, Saginaw and Ingham each reported three.
As of Friday, the number of eligible people who have received at least a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine moved up to 61.0%.
Below is a chart that shows vaccination rates by county. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)
As of Friday, Sept. 10, hospitals statewide were treating 1,479 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, with 390 patients in the ICU. Of those hospitalized, 27 are children and 180 are on a ventilator. The numbers, rising every week, are up from Sept. 3, when hospitals were treating 1,254 patients and 329 were in the ICU.
Of the 35,595 diagnostic tests processed on Thursday, Sept. 9, 9.6% came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. A week ago, 9.08% were positive.
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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.
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The seven-day average of deaths in Michigan is 20. It is up slightly from Sept. 3, when there was an average of 20. (This average is based on the date reported by MDHHS, not on the actual date of death.) Deaths were headed down in June and July, but started creeping upward in August.
At its worst last year, the state was averaging more than 130 new reported daily deaths. Numbers have been well below 100 since vaccines became readily available.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page.
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