|Coronavirus hospitalizations decreasing as vaccinations take hold in Michigan|
(Sunday - September 26, 2021) - Michigan reported an additional 6,080
new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, or an average of 3,040 a day for
Thursday and Friday, the same as was reported for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The state also reported 82 additional COVID-19 deaths, of which 80 occurred in September.
There have now been 499 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in September. This is higher than the 436 cases reported in August. The Delta variant has now become the predominant strain in Michigan, having been reported in all of the State's 83 counties.
Dickinson County is one of the counties deemed in the high infection category, along with four other U.P. counties - Keweenaw, Schoolcraft, Alger and Menominee counties.
The number of cases in persons under age 20 has increased dramatically with the start of the school year. However, only 20 of Michigan's 20,000 Covid deaths have been reported in that age group.
Hospitalizations, while remaining historically high, are accounting for fewer and fewer Covid patients, as vaccinations begin to take hold.
The weekly positivity rate in State-wide testing remains at 8.8%.
Following are the latest figures from the Upper Peninsula's 15 counties, along with data for nearby Wisconsin counties:
These figures combine confirmed and probable cases, thus they are subject to fluctuations.