(Tuesday - March 30, 2021) - Michigan is
currently recording a Covid-19 testing positivity rate of 15.4%, causing
concern among the State's top health officials that we may see another
surge in Coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths. The positivity rate
represents 4,225 tests which proved positive on Monday, out of 27,630
State health officials reported today that
another 5,177 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the state, along
with an additional 48 deaths. Twenty of those deaths were the result of
the constant review of death certificates that the MDHHS maintains. The
State has now recorded a total of 665,948 cases since the start of the
Pandemic, resulting in a total to date of 16,082 deaths. That figure is
likely to increase as the ongoing review of death certificates
As of the latest report, the daily rolling average of
inoculations in the State stands at 70,803; well above the 50,000 daily
average goal set by Governor Whitmer. 19.63% of the State's "over 16"
population has now been immunized. The goat is to reach 70% by the end
of the year.
Covid variants continue to be detected in Michigan.
So far, 1,358 cases of Covid variants have been confirmed in the State,
the vast majority of which are the B.1.1.7 strain. Two other strains
continue to show up in Michigan testing, they are the B.1.427 and
B.1.429 strains, which were first detected in California, and the
B.1.351 strain that was first detected in South Africa.
officials report that there are another 1,026 deaths believed to have
been caused by Covid, which remain under review at this time.