Michigan reports highest single-day positivity rate since start of pandemic, 21034 new COVID cases – MLive.com

A health care professional works a garage door to allow a new patient into a testing bay at the Sparrow Hospital drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at a former Sears Auto Center in the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The testing center is open every day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)Mike Mulholland | MLive.com
Michigan reported 21,034 new coronavirus cases, about 7,011 a day, and 95 deaths in the three days starting Saturday, Nov. 13, and ending Monday, Nov. 15.
These include new referrals of confirmed cases to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System since the last update on Friday, Nov. 12. The deaths include 27 identified during a vital records review, done three times a week.
Saturday, 19% of tests were positive. This was the highest single-day percentage statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Over the last week, Michigan has reported an average of 5,593 cases and 51 deaths per day. This is up from a seven-day average of 4,110 cases a week ago, and it is the highest daily average since April 22.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,209,712 reported, confirmed coronavirus cases and 22,862 confirmed deaths. Additionally, the state has reported 160,323 probable cases and 1,546 probable deaths, in which a physician and/or antigen test ruled it COVID-19 but no confirmatory PCR test, which detects the presence of a virus, was done.
Below is a chart that indicates the seven-day average for new cases reported per day throughout the pandemic. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)
State data shows 64.6% of residents 12 and older have received at least a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Of those 16 and older, the state surpassed 70% this week, a goal since the vaccine distribution began last year.
Below is a chart that shows vaccination rates by county for the 12 and older population. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)
As of Wednesday, hospitals statewide were treating 3,199 adult patients and 48 children with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, including 698 patients in the ICU. A week ago, hospitals statewide were treating 2,707 adult patients and 50 children.
Over the last week, 16.7% of tests have come back positive for COVID-19. This is up from 14% a week ago.
Can’t see the chart? Click here.
The map below shows the seven-day average by county for percentage of positive tests. Forty-four counties have averages above 20%. Luce County in the Upper Peninsula was the highest with 37.4%.
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All of Michigan’s 83 counties reported new cases in the last three days
Wayne County had the most with 2,962. Oakland had 2,156, Macomb had 1,905, Kent had 1,714, Ottawa reported 947 and Genesee had 774. Ingham reported 583, Washtenaw had 572, Muskegon reported 570 and there were 555 in Kalamazoo County.
Based on new cases per 100,000 residents, Keweenaw County in the Upper Peninsula led with 733. Mason had 402, Jackson had 331, Muskegon County reported 324, Allegan had 322, Ottawa reported 319 and Newaygo had 304. Rounding out the top 10 per capita were Ionia, Arenac and Oceana counties.
Forty counties reported at least one new death, led by Wayne with nine. Kent County had eight, Calhoun, Macomb and Oakland counties reported five, and Bay, Genesee, Jackson and Lapeer counties had four.
The chart below shows new cases for the past 30 days based on onset of symptoms. In this chart, numbers for the most recent days are incomplete because of the lag time between people getting sick and getting a confirmed coronavirus test result, which can take up to a week or more.
You can call up a chart for any county, and you can put your cursor over a bar to see the date and number of cases.
Below is a chart that tracks the state’s seven-day average for reported COVID-19 deaths per day over the course of the pandemic. (These are based on the date reported, not necessarily on the date of death.) Can’t see the chart below? Click here. Monday’s average — 51 — is the highest since May.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page.
To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test find send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov, or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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