Michigan reports 301 new COVID-19 cases and 40 deaths
Hospitalizations and percentage of positive tests reach new lows for the year
LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and the percentage of positive tests reached new lows for 2021 while the number of new cases remained low on Thursday.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 301 new COVID-19 illnesses on Thursday a for total of 891,615. That was the sixth consecutive day with fewer than 400 new cases.
State health officials reported 40 deaths attributed to the coronavirus on Thursday, which increase Michigan’s total COVID-19 deaths to 19,479. Twenty-eight of those deaths came after a routine audit of vital records.
State health officials periodically review death certificates to look for confirmed COVID-19 patients. If a patient who died wasn’t already included in coronavirus death totals and has COVID-19 listed as a cause of death, they are added after the review.
Coronavirus diagnostic testing remained steady with just under 21,500 tests completed on Wednesday. The percentage of positive tests dropped to the lowest level on record at 1.79%.
The number of people hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 illnesses reached another new low for the year. As of Thursday, 654 patients were hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 illnesses, which is down by 50 from Wednesday. Of those, 579 patients have confirmed COVID-19 cases.
That is the lowest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in over nine months.
The numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care and on ventilators both decreased. As of Thursday, Michigan hospitals were treating 178 coronavirus patients in intensive care and 103 of them were on ventilators.
Since Tuesday, there are 14 fewer COVID-19 patients in intensive care and 10 fewer on ventilators.
Michigan distributed over 11.241 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday, including 5.927 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 4.667 million doses of the Moderna vaccine and 646,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Of those, nearly 8.601 million doses of vaccine have been administered to 4.709 million people statewide. A total of 48.7% of Michiganders age 12 and older are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 while 60% have received at least one dose of vaccine.
Here are totals for Mid-Michigan counties based on Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health department figures with the change from Wednesday:
- Genesee, 33,573 cases and 877 deaths, which is an increase of one death.
- Saginaw, 19,975 cases and 593 deaths, which is an increase of four cases and one death.
- Arenac, 1,089 cases, 29 deaths and 980 recoveries, which is an increase of one case.
- Bay, 10,559 cases and 337 deaths, which is an increase of one case.
- Clare, 2,043 cases, 82 deaths and 1,842 recoveries, which is no change.
- Gladwin, 1,916 cases, 55 deaths and 1,739 recoveries, which is no change.
- Gratiot, 3,224 cases and 116 deaths, which is an increase of one case.
- Huron, 3,052 cases and 75 deaths, which is no change.
- Iosco, 1,806 cases and 69 deaths, which is an increase of one case.
- Isabella, 5,385 cases, 94 deaths and 5,026 recoveries, which is an increase of one death.
- Lapeer, 7,841 cases and 201 deaths, which is an increase of three cases.
- Midland, 6,834 cases and 89 deaths, which is an increase of four cases.
- Ogemaw, 1,471 cases and 42 deaths, which is no change.
- Oscoda, 583 cases and 29 deaths, which is no change.
- Roscommon, 1,617 cases, 51 deaths and 1,522 recoveries, which is no change.
- Sanilac, 3,734 cases and 117 deaths, which is an increase of two cases and three deaths.
- Shiawassee, 5,714 cases, 103 deaths and 5,436 recoveries, which is an increase of two cases.
- Tuscola, 4,883 cases and 161 deaths, which is an increase of one case.
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