Corona Virus Update Michigan: Chronology of Drop In Covid Cases in February

2 February 2022

Corona Virus Update Michigan: Chronology of Drop In Covid- On the 2nd of February, Michigan officials confirmed 327 more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 30,170 since the outbreak began in March 2020.
As the delta and omicron versions swept the state, it took 278 days to reach 10,000 deaths, 251 days to reach 20,000, and just 175 days to reach 30,000 deaths.
The death toll comes as the current omicron-fueled spike looks to be waning. On Monday, for the first time since December 23, fewer than 20% of coronavirus tests were positive (17.5%), and the overall rate continues to plummet.

On Wednesday, the state recorded an additional 18,803 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 9,402 in the last two days. The seven-day daily average of new infections fell below 10,000 for the first time since December 30, when it was 9,210.
The daily average has never been higher than 7,654 before the omicron surge, which occurred on Nov. 19, 2022, during the peak of the delta surge. As the outbreak waned over most of the state, all but five of the state’s 83 counties reported a decline in average daily infections.

7 February 2022

The number of COVID-19 patients treated in Michigan hospitals continues to reduce, with metro Detroit hospitals reporting the steepest drop.
According to the state, 2,708 people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are being treated in hospitals across the state, down from 2,952 on Friday and 5,009 on Jan. 10.
Hospitals in metro Detroit’s six counties are treating 1,255 COVID-19 patients, a drop of nearly 1,000 in just two weeks. On January 24, they were treating 2,224 such individuals. On Monday, the state reported 9,898 new infections, or 3,300 a day. The state’s positive testing percentage has dropped below 20%, which is still high but represents a significant improvement in the rate of community spread.
Since Jan. 19, when the state was averaging just over 17,500 cases per day, the number of cases has slowly decreased. The current average is 5,501, albeit due to the apparent unreported tests, it’s certainly higher.

9 February 2022

Michigan recorded 7,527 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, or 3,764 in each of the previous two days, bringing the seven-day average down considerably.
After peaking at roughly 17,600 instances per day just 22 days ago, the state is currently averaging 3,890 daily cases as rates fall in all counties except Iosco. The rate of new cases in Detroit, the state’s hardest struck by omicron, is at 21 instances per 100,000, down from 81 a week ago and a high of 232 daily cases on Jan. 5. The mortality toll from COVID-19, however, continues to rise: the state reported 330 new COVID-19 deaths in January and February, including 194 in January and 125 in February.
Hospitalizations continued to decline, with 2,595 individuals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 reported by the state, down from 2,708 on Monday.

11 February 2022

The rate of new COVID-19 infections in Michigan continues to decline, reaching levels not seen since October.
Friday, the state recorded 5,716 new infections, up from 2,858 in the previous two days. The seven-day daily average is at 3,306, the lowest since Oct. 26 when it was 3,264. With the exception of Benzie County, all counties are seeing declining rates, and Detroit is currently averaging 125 new cases each day, less than one-tenth of the 1,348 it was averaging just over a month ago. The decrease corresponds to a similar drop in the percentage of coronavirus tests that are positive. In the most recent two days of data, 10.6% of little over 74,200 tests were found to be positive. It was last at this level in mid-October.
In a number of counties this week, public health officials cited dropping case counts and test positivity levels as reasons for rescinding school mask restrictions in the coming weeks.
Deaths, which are weeks behind actual infections, are also piling up, with the state reporting 152 more COVID-19 deaths. In January, there were 40 and in February, there were 102.

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