Michigan’s state health department announced a two-day total of 11,511 new coronavirus cases and 65 deaths linked to the novel virus during its afternoon update Monday, Nov. 23.
The data from the Department of Health and Human Services accounts for new cases and deaths for Sunday and Monday, Nov. 22-23. The state doesn’t report coronavirus data on Sundays.
Over the last week, Michigan has averaged 7,091 new cases and 71 new deaths per day. Two weeks ago, the health department reported 4,559 cases and 40 deaths per day.
Coronavirus hospitalizations hit a new high Monday, with 4,046 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. Monday’s total surpassed the height of the first wave, though hospitalizations are spread wider across the state now than in the spring when they were focused in Southeast Michigan.
Of those hospitalizations, 872 patients were in the ICU to start this week, and 455 patients were on ventilators.
(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of new confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new cases reported by day.)
Since the start of the pandemic, at least 314,216 Michiganders have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 8,543 have died. Another 26,748 probable cases and 397 probable deaths have been tracked by the health department.
(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of deaths involving confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new deaths reported by day.)
Labs across the state processed 47,895 COVID-19 tests on Sunday. Of those, 6,250 came back positive, for a positive test rate of 13.05%. Infectious disease experts want that rate to be less than 3%, and the World Health Organization recommends closing schools and economies when the rate surpasses 5%.
All 83 counties reported new cases on Monday, led by Kent County with 1,254 and Wayne County with 1,230. Other top reporters included Macomb (1,058), Oakland (1,020), Ottawa (495), Genesee (462), Washtenaw (319), Berrien (311), Saginaw (303), and Muskegon (282).
Kent County also had the most new deaths with nine, followed by Wayne County with five, and Macomb and Saginaw with four each. Genesee and Muskegon each added three deaths, while Washtenaw, Bay, Tuscola and Chippewa counties each added two deaths.
Below are online databases that allow readers to look up county-level data for the last month.
Cases by day it was reported to the state
First is a chart showing new cases reported to the state each day for the past month. This is based on when a confirmed coronavirus test is reported to the state, which means the patient first became sick days before.
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. (Monday numbers cover both Monday and Sunday.)
(In a few instances, a county reported a negative number in daily new cases, following a retroactive reclassification by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In those instances, we subtracted cases from the prior date and put 0 in the reported date.)
The next chart below shows new cases for the past month 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.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.
To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test finder, here, send an email to [email protected], or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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