Michigan’s coronavirus infection rate is currently the worst in the country, according to recent data.
Coronavirus spread has begun to slow in much of the U.S. following a “third wave” of the virus. COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations surged again in November of 2020 and remained consistently high through the first of the year. Now, data from research group Covid Act Now shows that many states are in far better condition as of March 2021, including Michigan.
Multiple variants of the COVID-19 virus are spreading throughout the United States. There is growing concern that they are not only more transmissible but might be able to evade the vaccines.
So far, two of the more concerning variants have been found in Michigan.
According to the CDC, the largest number of variant cases have been detected in Michigan and Florida. According to the MDHHS, the greatest numbers of the U.K. variant B117 have been found in the more densely populated areas.
Watch live at 10:30 a.m. today: Michigan Gov. Whitmer discusses COVID-19 vaccinations from Ford Field
In a video posted by the Detroit Lions on Wednesday night, the team’s former franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was officially traded to the Rams this week, says thank you to the city.
Travel restrictions across the U.S.-Canada border will remain in place at least through April 21, 2021, officials announced Thursday.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the border will remain closed to non-essential travelers through the new April date to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions in place prior to Thursday were slated to end on March 21.
Asian Americans were already worn down by a year of pandemic-fueled racist attacks when a white gunman was charged with killing eight people, most of them Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlors.
Hundreds of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders turned to social media to air their anger, sadness, fear and hopelessness. The hashtag #StopAsianHate was a top trending topic on Twitter hours after the shootings that happened Tuesday evening.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 615,792 as of Wednesday, including 15,810 deaths, state officials report.
Wednesday’s update includes a total of 3,164 new cases and no additional deaths. This is the highest single-day case total since Jan. 8. It’s also the first day without a death reported since Aug. 7, 2020.
Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 6% as of Wednesday. The state has reported a slight up-tick in hospitalizations over the last two weeks.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 2,073 on Wednesday-- the highest it’s been since mid-January. The 7-day death average was 14 on Wednesday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 43,300 on Wednesday -- near the lowest it’s been since October. More than 556,000 have recovered in Michigan.
Michigan has reported more than 3.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, as of Wednesday.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.6 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 538,000 deaths reported from the virus.
Here’s a look at more of the data: