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Michigan reports 14,482 new COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths over the last week

By: - April 27, 2022 2:35 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,425,946 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 36,002 have died from the virus — an additional 14,482 cases and 67 deaths since last week.

The new numbers combine all confirmed and probable cases and deaths since last Wednesday, as DHHS now published COVID-19 data just once weekly and has discontinued reporting on the subset of deaths identified via vital records reviews.

Actual case numbers may be higher due to a reliance on at-home tests, which often do not have results reported to the state.

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 1.6%.

As of Wednesday, the state reports a total of 604 COVID-19 hospitalizations across Michigan hospitals, with 85 of those in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and an average bed occupancy of 82%.

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10, 2020. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

Johns Hopkins University reports that there are about 511 million confirmed cases worldwide and 6.2 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as 81 million confirmed cases and 992,162 deaths have been recorded nationally.

Michigan currently has an overall vaccination rate (one or more doses) of 66.9%, putting it in the bottom third of state vaccination rates. About 60% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated, while 32.5% has received at least one booster.

About 78% of the entire United States population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Andrew Roth
Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a reporting intern with the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.