Michigan Health Officials Report 6,036 New Coronavirus Cases, 49 Deaths
Michigan health officials are reporting 6,036 new cases of the coronavirus and 49 additional COVID-19 deaths; 33 of those deaths were found in a vital records review.
According to the CDC, Michigan officially has the worst infection rate of any state in the country, even counting New York City.
Michigan’s seven day case-average has been rising for almost three weeks.
The state reported almost 6,300 new cases Wednesday, the biggest single-day jump since Dec. 4. Remember, November and December were by far Michigan’s worst months for new COVID-19 cases.
The state also announced it identified the first reported case of the P1 variant from Brazil in Bay County.
In total, Michigan has reached 678,295 cases and 16,141 deaths since the pandemic began.
State recoveries number 569,460 as of March 26. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).
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