(Thursday - April 01, 2021) - State health
officials are continuing their efforts to step up vaccinations
throughout the State, as Covid-19, as well as several variations of the
virus, appear to be making a major comeback. Officials are hoping that
continuing vaccinations can avoid the type of problems, massive
hospitalizations and an alarming death toll, experienced during the
As of the most recent report from the State
health department (MDHHS), Michigan experienced 6,311 new Covid cases
yesterday. This represents the largest single-day figure since mid
December. Officials also reported an additional 10 deaths.
State has now experienced 672,259 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus
since the start of the Pandemic. This has resulted in more than 16,000
deaths. Michigan is now reported to be leading the Nation in new Covid
infections on a per-capita basis. Michigan's fatality rate among all
reported cases now stands at 2.4%.
The State's positivity rate
among all individuals tested has now risen to 17.8%. This represents
6,117 positive test results out of the pool of 34,700 tests performed.
Vaccination efforts continue
On Monday, the
latest day for which numbers are available, a total of 60,219
vaccinations were delivered into the arms of Michiganders. This brings
the rolling seven-day average to nearly 75,000, well above the earlier
stated goal of 50,000 daily vaccinations. As of the latest report, 19.7%
of all Michigan residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated.