According to recent data, due to the continuous increase in the number of daily cases and infection rates in the state, as of Friday, the spread of the coronavirus in Michigan was the worst in the country.
In the past few weeks, Michigan has found that COVID-19 is spreading faster, leading to another surge in virus cases and hospitalizations. According to data from the Covid Act Now, in mid-March, Michigan had the highest COVID infection rate in the United States-now, the state leads the nation in terms of new daily coronavirus cases, viral infections, and positive virus testing rates. status.
As of Friday, April 2, the Covid Act Now has marked Michigan as a “very high”
As of Friday, most states in the country are classified as high or “medium” risk for the COVID-19 outbreak. Michigan is one of only 11 states, including New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, where the spread of the coronavirus has increased significantly.
Let us dig into the specific data of the decryption of Michigan.
According to the “Covid Act Now” report, the number of new COVID cases reported daily in Michigan is currently the highest in the United States.
Data show that in the past week, the state has an average of 56.7 new virus cases per 100,000 people every day. In the latest report released on March 18, the state reported an average of 23.7 new cases per 100,000 residents per day.
The research team determined the state’s daily rate of new infections as “severe.”
The Covid Act Now data is basically consistent with the data reported by Michigan: According to the data received by the state, Michigan reported an average of 5,061 new COVID-19 cases every day last week, which is the highest average recorded in Michigan. The state has been effective since December. Since reaching its lowest point in mid-February, the average has been increasing steadily.
Since the previous day, the state has reported a total of 6,036 new virus cases-only the second time this year, with 6,000 or more new virus cases per day.
Michigan has the highest daily rate of new COVID cases in the United States, followed by New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with an average of 49.7, 41.6, and 35.5 new cases reported per 100,000 residents per day, respectively.
Since the United States has the largest number of new COVID-19 cases every day, it is not surprising that Michigan’s coronavirus infection rate is also the highest in the United States.
According to the Covid Act Now, as of April 2, the infection rate in Michigan was 1.29, which means that each person infected with COVID-19 has an average of 1.29 other people. Currently, the “Covid Act Now” considers the state’s infection rate to be “very high”, but it is close to a “severe” level.
Infection rates above 1.4 are considered critical, infection rates between 0.9 and 1.1 are considered “medium”, and infection rates below 0.9 are considered “low”.
“In Michigan, on average, every person infected with COVID has infected 1.29 people. Therefore, the total number of active cases in Michigan is growing at an unsustainable rate. “If this trend continues, the hospital system may change. Got overloaded. Attention is necessary. “
Other states with the highest infection rates include North Dakota, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, with infection rates of 1.18, 1.16, and 1.15, respectively.
Of course, an increasing number of cases and infections are associated with a higher COVID positive test rate-and Michigan is once again the highest in the United States.
As of April 2, the “Covid Act Now” reported that the positive test rate in Michigan was 11.9%, indicating that “Michigan’s testing is limited and most cases may go undetected.” According to the data received by the state, the positive test rate in Michigan may actually be higher: the data shows that in the last week, the positive test rate in the state averaged 13.56%.
In any case, the percentage of positive COVID tests in Michigan is much higher than expected. State health officials had previously asked for a positive detection rate of 3% or less, and now the Covid Act agrees to mark a detection rate of less than 3% as “low.”
As of Friday, the positive test rate in Michigan was considered “high.” A positive test rate of more than 20% is considered “critical”, and the state has not seen these numbers since the pandemic a year ago.
The other states with the highest COVID positive detection rates are: South Dakota (10.3%), New Jersey (9.8%), Pennsylvania (8.3%) and Florida (7.6%).
According to the “Covid Act Now” report, with the surge in the spread of the virus, hospitalization related to the coronavirus in Michigan is on the rise, but at this time COVID patients are unlikely to flood the hospital.
The research team’s data show that about 77% of Michigan’s ICU beds are currently in use, indicating that the report “has a certain capacity to absorb the increase in COVID cases”.
However, the state’s hospitalization for the virus has changed significantly: in recent weeks, hospitalization has been driven by the young population.
According to the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, the number of hospitalizations has increased 633% of adults aged 30-39 And pass 40% to 800% of 49-year-old adults From March 1 to March 23.
read more: MHA: Younger age group drives up the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan
The change in the hospitalized age group in Michigan is likely to be related to the distribution of coronavirus vaccines, as the older and more vulnerable populations were initially prioritized. Despite this, health experts are still concerned about the increasing number of middle-aged adults in Michigan with severe COVID-19 being hospitalized.
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In addition to the increase in the spread of the virus, there has also been an increase in COVID-19 vaccination in Michigan-state officials say this is the answer to the state’s increasing number of virus cases.
As of April 2 (Friday), Michigan has received more than 4.4 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and approximately 34.5% of residents have received at least one dose.
Vaccine eligibility criteria have been continuously expanded statewide and within individual regions. Starting next week, all Michigan residents over 16 years old are eligible to schedule COVID vaccination appointments.
As more and more residents are eligible for the virus vaccine, state officials are relying on the protection provided by the vaccine to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in Michigan.
Earlier this week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that the state relies on continuous masks and more vaccinations to deal with the rising number of COVID cases, rather than imposing more restrictions.
After declining cases steadily for most of the two months in December and January, Michigan officials re-entered various areas of the economy in February, such as restaurants, entertainment venues, and youth sports.
Since then, the state’s COVID-19 indicators have swung in the opposite direction, with cases, hospitalizations and death rates rising. In the past 7 days, Michigan has had more than 4,000 new cases every day. During this period, a total of more than 5,000 cases were reported in a single day in 3 days.
The last time Michigan saw a COVID-19 peak of this magnitude-in October and November-the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a suspension plan to close indoor dining, parties and more for more than two months. Whitmer said this time that the focus will remain on wearing masks and vaccinations, and has set a goal of vaccinating 100,000 Michigan residents every day.
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You can view the Covid Act Now data for each state Click here.
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