Health Officials Report 29,267 COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths in Past Week

05 18 Covid Numbers

Michigan health officials are reporting 29,267 COVID-19 cases since last Wednesday, an increase of about 1,562 cases over the past week.

The average number of daily COVID-19 cases is 4,181, according to the MDHHS. 78 deaths were also reported since May 11.

In total, Michigan has had 2,501,863 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 36,218 confirmed deaths.

05 18 Vaxx Rates

As of Wednesday, 5,719,802 Michiganders ages five and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of May 10, 6,696,476 Michiganders ages 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine.

For all the latest COVID-19 information, including cases, deaths and vaccine totals, click here. 

Mackinac County has moved into the CDC’s community high-risk category for COVID-19 transmission. This comes after Chippewa County moved into the high-risk category on Monday.

COVID-19 cases in Mackinac County have increased by 54% over the past two weeks, according to the CDC.

Mackinac County now joins Antrim, Benzie, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Manistee Counties in the high-risk category for COVID-19 transmission.

Along with wearing secure, high-filtration face masks indoors and around other people, the CDC recommends the following ways to protect yourself and your community:

  • Get vaccinated, including a booster or fourth dose if eligible
  • If you become ill with a fever and other symptoms (sore throat, cough, etc.) stay home until fever subsides and symptoms improve
  • If you have the ability to get tested do so
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 notify your close contacts

For more information about COVID-19, or to schedule an appointment for a vaccine through the LMAS District Health Department, which serves Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft Counties, click here. 

Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases