Where Michigan stands as the COVID delta variant causes surges in other states

State has had 906,538 confirmed cases as of Tuesday

COVID-19 cases surging nationwide
COVID-19 cases surging nationwide

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 906,538 as of Tuesday, including 19,947 deaths, state officials report.

Tuesday’s update included a total of 2,605 new cases and 26 additional deaths over the past four days -- an average of 651.25 cases per day. On Friday, the state announced a total of 903,933 cases and 19,921 deaths.

Read -- Aug. 3, 2021: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 906,538; Death toll now at 19,947

A week ago Michigan had detected 88 delta variant cases in 26 counties. The number has now increased to 233 documented delta cases in 39 counties. The number is not an exact count. The real number of delta cases is significantly larger, but the increase is real and shows that the variant is spreading.

It’s estimated that the significantly more contagious delta variant is now responsible for more than 80% of new infections. A CDC map of the United States shows the level of community spread over the last 30 days. The current map does show that Michigan does have more transmission than a month ago, but not nearly at the level of most of the United States.

Watch the video above for the full report.

Current 7-days is Sun Jul 25 2021 - Sat Jul 31 2021 for case rate and Fri Jul 23 2021 - Thu Jul 29 2021 for percent positivity. The percent change in counties at each level of transmission is the absolute change compared to the previous 7-day period. (CDC)



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