Michigan reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 15,578 new cases. That’s down 15.6% from the previous week’s tally of 18,453 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Michigan ranked 37th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 0.7% from the week before, with 730,572 cases reported. With 3% of the country’s population, Michigan had 2.13% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 15 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Lenawee County reported 122 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 129 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 26,115 cases and 326 deaths.
Across Michigan, cases fell in 56 counties, with the best declines in Wayne County, with 2,903 cases from 3,631 a week earlier; in Oakland County, with 2,441 cases from 2,934; and in Macomb County, with 1,454 cases from 1,711.
Within Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Keweenaw County with 284 cases per 100,000 per week; Washtenaw County with 275; and Iron County with 235.
Lenawee County’s weekly count for the week ending June 16 was 115 per 100,000 population, according to the COVID-19 data tracking website mistartmap.info.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to place Lenawee County in the “low” community COBOD-19 level. In the “low” level, the CDC recommends staying up to date with vaccinations and wearing a mask if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have a positive test for COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID.
Weekly case counts rose in 23 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Cass, Hillsdale and Berrien counties.
Hillsdale remains in the “low” COVID-19 level along with Jackson County. Washtenaw and Monroe counties in Michigan and Lucas and Fulton counties in Ohio are in the “medium” level. In the “medium” level, the CDC recommends people who are at high risk for serious illness from a coronavirus infection to wear a mask while at indoor, public places.
Counties in the northwest and northeast areas of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along with Delta and Iron counties in the Upper Peninsula are in the “high” community COVID level. In the “high” level, the CDC recommends wearing a mask while at indoor, public places.
The levels are based on the amount of new cases and new COVID hospital admissions.
In Michigan, 137 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 131 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,581,397 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 36,675 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 86,246,101 people have tested positive and 1,013,413 people have died.
Note: In the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, cases and deaths for the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Federal Correctional Institution separately from Michigan counties.
Michigan’s COVID-19 hospital admissions staying flat
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, June 19.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 1,018
- The week before that: 1,037
- Four weeks ago: 1,337
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
- Last week: 59,526
- The week before that: 57,395
- Four weeks ago: 52,179
Hospitals in 29 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 25 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 31 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at email@example.com.