Michigan reports 3,920 new coronavirus cases Saturday, Aug. 21 to Monday, Aug. 23


There were 3,920 new, confirmed coronavirus cases - an average of 1,273 a day - and 10 confirmed deaths reported in Michigan from Saturday, Aug. 21, to Monday, Aug. 23.

The numbers were down from a two-day average of 2,098 cases a day on Friday, when the state last updated numbers. Deaths also were down. The state reported 37 on Friday.

Of the new deaths reported Monday, five were identified in a review of death certificates, done three times a week, and the case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System since the last web update on Friday, Aug. 20.

The state is averaging 1,529 new cases and 13 new deaths per day over the last week, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. This is up from a seven-day average of 1,353 cases a week ago, on Aug. 16, and the highest the number has been since mid-May.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 933,394 reported coronavirus cases and 20,123 confirmed deaths. Additionally, the state has reported 111,564 probable cases and 1,282 probable deaths, in which a physician and/or antigen test ruled it COVID-19 but no confirmatory PCR test, which detects the presence of a virus, was done.

Below is a chart that indicates the seven-day average for new cases reported per day throughout the pandemic. (Can’t see the chart? Click here.)

Of Michigan’s 83 counties, 81 reported new cases Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday.

Only Luce and Schoolcraft counties, both in the Upper Peninsula, reported no new cases.

Wayne County topped the list with 631 new cases. It was followed by Oakland with 412, Macomb with 286 and Kent with 259. Genesee (144), Livingston (136), Washtenaw (134), Ottawa (130), Kalamazoo (92) and Jackson (87) rounded out the top 10.

Nine counties reported at least one death in the last two days. Oakland led with two. Barry, Bay, Branch, Iosco, Livingston, Macomb, Midland and Muskegon each had one.

As of Friday, 59.8% of the eligible population statewide is at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. To look at immunization rates by county, view the chart below. Leelanau represents the most vaccinated county; Cass is the least vaccinated. (Can’t see it? Click here.)

As of Monday, Hospitals statewide were treating 1,159 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, with 258 patients in the ICU. Of those hospitalized, 23 are children. That’s up from 925 patients on Aug. 16, when there were 216 patients in the ICU.

On Aug. 13, there were 908 patients hospitalized and 200 patients were in the ICU.

Of the 20,565 diagnostic tests processed on Sunday, Aug. 22, 8.2% came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. The seven-day average is now 8.5%, up from from 7.7% on Aug. 16.

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The chart below shows new cases for the past 30 days 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.

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The seven-day average of deaths in Michigan is 13. It is up from a seven-day average of nine on Aug. 13 and 10 on Aug. 16. It has been below 20 since June.

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For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page.

To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test find 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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