(Sunday - April 04, 2021) - After having
retreated for several days, the Covid-19 positivity rate in the State is
once again surging, causing new and increased concern among health
On Saturday, Michigan recorded 8,413 new cases of
Covid-19, and an additional 57 deaths. These figures are the highest
recorded since early December of last year.
There have been a
total of just under 700,000 confirmed cases of Covid in the State,
resulting in 16,218 deaths.
Friday's positivity rate among all
tested citizens was 17.62%, among the highest numbers recorded since the
start of the Pandemic. This represents 8,512 positive results out of the
48,307 tests conducted.
Variants also raising concerns
The Covid variants are also raising new concerns. As of Friday, the
State had recorded 1,542 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first detected in
the U.K. Cases of other variants; the South African B.1.351 and the
California variants B.1.427 and B.1.429 account for 16 new infections in
Vaccine effort continues to scale up
As of the latest reporting date, which was last Thursday, Michigan
has delivered a total of 94,249 doses of the anti-Covid vaccine. The
seven-day rolling average for doses administered has risen to 77,422,
dramatically above the 50,000 dose per day goal set earlier by Governor
Whitmer. The Governor has now revised her expectations, increasing the
daily vaccination goal to 100,000. Ar present, 21.6% of the State's
residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated.
Michigan's fatality rate among all Covid victims currently stands at