Michigan is No. 2 nationally in new Covid cases; over 3,000 hospital patients are 7-month high

November 15, 2021, 4:08 PM by  Allan Lengel


Michigan counts an average of 7,011 daily Covid cases from Saturday to Monday and 95 deaths over the three-day stretch, 27 of which were identified during a vital records.

The figures were down from the daily average of 7,939 from Thursday and Friday, but those number were adjusted upward to correct an undercount in a previous report.

Michigan has the second-highest number of new Covid cases in the nation, trailing only Califorinia, which has four times Michigan's population.

More than 3,000 Covid patients are in Michigan hospitals — a seven-month high and nearly the same number as a year ago this week.

In six Southeast Michigan counties that include Metro Detroit, 1,523 adults are hospitalized as confirmed or suspected pandemic patients. Severe infections put 289 of them in intensive care.

To date, Michigan has recorded 1,209,712 Covid cases and 22,862 deaths. As of Nov. 5, 1,026,195 of those infected were classified as recovered.

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