(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 tests conducted.

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 continues.

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.

Health officials report that there are another 1,026 deaths believed to have been caused by Covid, which remain under review at this time.

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