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Michigan reports record COVID-19 hospitalizations, second highest daily average of cases

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Coronavirus in Michigan

Coronavirus in Michigan 

LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - Michigan set another COVID-19 record on Monday with over 4,900 people hospitalized statewide with the illness.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 4,901 patients admitted to hospitals statewide with confirmed or probable COVID-19 illnesses. That is an increase of nearly 240 over the weekend.

Of those patients, 4,580 had confirmed COVID-19 cases. The previous record for confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations was 4,518 nearly a month ago on Dec. 13.

More than 22% of all hospital beds in Michigan currently are occupied by patients receiving treatment for COVID-19, according to statistics reported to the state health department.

Of those, 857 patients are in intensive care and 539 of them are on ventilators. Those figures remained stable with only slight changes over the weekend.

In Mid-Michigan, Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw has the most COVID-19 patients with 113, which includes 16 in intensive care. Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Township has the next highest with 110 patients and 31 in intensive care.

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has the most COVID-19 patients in Michigan with 246, including 19 in intensive care.

Michigan reported fewer new COVID-19 cases Monday compared to last Friday, but the total was still the second highest on record.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 44,524 new COVID-19 infection from Saturday through Monday for a total of 1,681,135. 

The daily average of 14,841 new cases over the three days covered in Monday's report is the second highest on record in the state. However, the daily average is down about 5,500 cases per day from Friday's record of 20,346.

Michigan has reported more than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases per day for two consecutive weeks. Before this stretch, the state record for new COVID-19 cases in a single day was 9,779 on Nov. 20, 2020.

State health officials have reported 56 deaths attributed to the coronavirus Saturday through Monday, which increase Michigan’s total COVID-19 deaths to 27,878.

Coronavirus diagnostic testing surged to the fourth highest total on record last Wednesday with more than 78,000 tests completed. That is the highest daily testing total since nearly 90,000 tests were completed on Nov. 20, 2020.

The percentage of positive tests surged to its highest level since April 2020 -- the third week of the pandemic -- to 35.33% on Thursday.

Michigan has distributed of 18.233 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 9.408 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 7.073 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 903,800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 848,800 doses of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine.

Of those, 11.025 million doses of vaccine have been administered to 6.398 million people statewide. A total of 57.8% of Michiganders are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 while 64.1% 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 Friday:

Genesee, 62,120 cases and 1,279 deaths, which is an increase of 1,967 cases and four deaths.

Saginaw, 36,153 cases and 777 deaths, which is an increase of 761 cases.

Arenac, 2,296 cases and 54 deaths, which is an increase of 72 cases.

Bay, 19,090 cases and 469 deaths, which is an increase of 486 cases and one death.

Clare, 4,634 cases and 136 deaths, which is an increase of 41 cases and one death.

Gladwin, 3,768 cases and 97 deaths, which is an increase of 68 cases.

Huron, 5,045 cases and 111 deaths, which is an increase of 63 cases.

Iosco, 3,599 cases and 110 deaths, which is an increase of 51 cases.

Isabella, 10,426 cases and 157 deaths, which is an increase of 245 cases and one death.

Lapeer, 13,947 cases and 331 deaths, which is an increase of 312 cases and two deaths.

Midland, 13,465 cases and 177 deaths, which is an increase of 291 cases and one death.

Ogemaw, 2,915 cases and 75 deaths, which is an increase of 42 cases.

Oscoda, 1,009 cases and 48 deaths, which is an increase of 10 cases.

Roscommon, 2,972 cases and 95 deaths, which is an increase of 36 cases.

Sanilac, 6,202 cases and 157 deaths, which is an increase of 98 cases.

Shiawassee, 11,256 cases and 180 deaths, which is an increase of 163 cases.

Tuscola, 8,655 cases and 224 deaths, which is an increase of 120 cases.