Michigan recorded eight more COVID-19-related deaths and confirmed a further 734 cases of the virus on Thursday, according to the latest state data.
update from state friday afternoon brings the total number deaths to 6,199 and total the number of confirmed cases is 81,621 since the virus was first detected in Michigan City in early March.
The last four causes of death were in County Wayne, which was most affected by 2,677 deaths from the virus. This also confirmed a further 147 cases, for a total of 25,524 since the onset of the outbreak. Also in southeastern Michigan, County Oakland, there were 11,357 confirmed cases (115 more than the day before) and 1,084 deaths (another). There were 9,107 cases (another 130) and 899 deaths (permanent) in Macombo County.
Two more deaths occurred in Kalamazoo County, for a total of 79. There have been 1,403 cases since the outbreak began.
Fifty newly confirmed cases were in County Kent, with a total of 6,426 cases since the onset of the outbreak. The death toll was 151.
Across the country, the hospital has 434 patients with COVID-19, state data shows. There are enough intensive care beds and fans for everyone who needs them.
Anyone who has experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus should be screened, state health officials call for and take care to wait for results. Can go to state website to find a testing site near you.
In Michigan laboratories, 31,590 samples were tested for coronavirus on Thursday, and 1,095 tested positive. The number of positive tests is higher than the number of new confirmed cases because some people may be tested more than once, but the state says its reporting system is designed to ensure that one person cannot register more than one case.
The percentage of positive tests per day was 3.46%. Day before, when about 29,400 samples were tested, the positive percentage was 3.8%.
Public officials are concerned about the increased percentage of positive tests. June This rate has generally been below 3%, but has recently risen to an average of 3.7%. Joneigh Khaldun, chief state medical officer, said a rate less than 3% shows that community spread is controlled.
The good news is that there are millions of cases per day continues to decline at the national level. That number in Western Michigan has dropped enough that the state has recently reduced the region from high-risk to medium- and high-level.
However, Gretchen Whitmer went on to quote outbreaks related to social gatherings this week. added some restrictions in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, to reconcile those regions with the rest of the state by ordering the bars to cease service on the premises and to limit gatherings to 10.
Public health officials also continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask in public, wash their hands frequently, and practice social isolation within 6 feet.