(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 earlier surges.

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.

The 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.

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