DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 139,061 as of Wednesday, including 6,941 deaths, state officials report.
Wednesday’s update represents 1,359 new cases and 13 additional deaths. On Tuesday, the state reported 137,702 total cases and 6,928 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases and deaths have increased in the last three weeks in Michigan Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate just above 3 percent over the last 10 days.
Hospitalizations have increased steadily for the last three weeks, including a slight uptick in critical care and ventilator use.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,125 on Tuesday, the highest since early April. The state’s fatality rate is 5.0 percent. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 26,500 on Tuesday. More than 104,000 have recovered in Michigan.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.1 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 7.8 million cases reported across the country. More than 216,000 have died in the U.S.
Worldwide, more than 38.2 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 1.08 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires K-12 schools to report new cases within 24 hours, according to an emergency order that went into effect last Monday.
Twenty-six schools across the state reported new outbreaks. The highest is 21 cases at Kalamazoo College.
The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the state’s request for a transition window for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic orders after her powers were struck down earlier this month.
On Oct. 2, the court ruled that a 1945 law that Gov. Whitmer was drawing from to issue orders was unconstitutional. The ruling created confusion around wether or not her orders were still in effect for a short period after the ruling. At the time, Whitmer’s office claimed the orders would remain in effect for 21 days.
On Oct. 5, Gov. Whitmer asked the court to clarify, suggesting the state needed a transition period. But on Monday, the court denied the motion, ruling Whitmer’s orders are no longer in effect.
The group of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts and public policy leaders at Covid Act Now are identifying each state’s risk level for the spread of COVID-19 -- which have recently worsened in most parts of the U.S.
On Thursday, Michigan’s risk level for a coronavirus outbreak increased from “medium risk” to “high risk” for the first time since July 31. The state’s new risk level is largely due to an increased infection rate and rapid increase of daily new COVID-19 cases, according to the data.
Michigan was previously labeled as experiencing “controlled disease growth.”
Michigan health officials have issued several coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations that mirror those previously put in place by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before they were shot down by the state’s Supreme Court.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued the new order to restrict gathering sizes, require face masks in public spaces and childcare facilities, limit capacity in businesses and create safer workplaces, officials announced.
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It’s in effect until at least Oct. 30, according to MDHHS.
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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) director Robert Gordon issued an emergency order Tuesday that will requires K-12 schools to publicly disclose any probable or confirmed virus cases on their website within 24 hours of learning of the cases.
The order goes into effect on October 12, officials said.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued orders essentially reinstating restrictions on long term care facilities and other facilities due to coronavirus.
The orders come after Gov. Whitmer’s previous Executive Order was struck down by the state Supreme Court last week, saying she drew authority from a 1945 law that is unconstitutional.
MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said this new order relies on authorities that were first enacted after the Spanish Flu of 1918, and that were not at issue in the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a new order restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings and limiting some businesses across the state, citing authority that wasn’t covered by the Supreme Court’s recent decision.
This order reinstates three aspects of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s previous emergency orders:
- Masks are required at indoor and outdoor gatherings that involve people from different households.
- Specific gathering limitations.
- Bars must close indoor common areas, and indoor gatherings are prohibited in most areas where alcohol is sold.
This order is effective immediately and remains in effect through Oct. 30, according to MDHHS officials.
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Oct. 1:
- Oct. 1 -- 891 new cases
- Oct. 2 -- 780 new cases
- Oct. 3 -- 1,158 new cases
- Oct. 4 -- 703 new cases
- Oct. 5 -- 703 new cases
- Oct. 6 -- 903 new cases
- Oct. 7 -- 1,016 new cases
- Oct. 8 -- 1,197 new cases
- Oct. 9 -- 1,095 new cases
- Oct. 10 -- 1,522 new cases
- Oct. 11 -- 904 new cases
- Oct. 12 -- 904 new cases
- Oct. 13 -- 1,237 new cases
- Oct. 14 -- 1,359 new cases
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Oct. 1:
- Oct. 1 -- 19 new deaths (11 from vital records)
- Oct. 2 -- 7 new deaths
- Oct. 3 -- 13 new deaths (11 from vital records)
- Oct. 4 -- 8 new deaths
- Oct. 5 -- 7 new deaths
- Oct. 6 -- 22 new deaths (7 from vital records)
- Oct. 7 -- 9 new deaths
- Oct. 8 -- 22 new deaths (20 from vital records)
- Oct. 9 -- 7 new deaths
- Oct. 10 -- 15 new deaths
- Oct. 11 -- 4 new deaths
- Oct. 12 -- 3 new deaths
- Oct. 13 -- 30 new deaths (10 from vital records)
- Oct. 14 -- 13 new deaths
- View more: Michigan COVID-19 data 📊📈
- Question about coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge here.
- More: Return to School updates
Here is the moving 7-day average of COVID-19 cases in Michigan:
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