Is Michigan facing a fourth wave of Covid?
(Sunday - November 14, 2021) - Michigan's daily average of new Covid cases is continuing to increase, with an average of 7,939 new cases over the past two days. The State also recorded an additional 83 Covid-related deaths on Friday. Health officials are expressing fears that with the approach of colder weather, Michigan could experience a fourth wave of the Covid virus and variants.

These latest numbers bring the total number of confirmed cases of Covid in Michigan to 1,188,678. These cases resulted in 22,684 deaths.

Among all cases of Covid reported to State health authorities, two-percent have resulted in death.

Michiganders have now received more than ten million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with 69.8% having received at least one doses of the vaccine.

More than 46 million cases of Covid nationwide have resulted in more than three-quarters of a million deaths.

Here are the latest figures for the Upper Peninsula's 15 counties, as well as for nearby Wisconsin counties:

County Cases Per 1,000 Deaths Per 1,000   Population 
 
Alger 901 100 9 1.0 9,151
Baraga 1300 163 46 5.8 8,421
Chippewa 4088 110 52 1.4 37,349
Delta 6146 171 111 3.1 35,784
Dickinson 4245 170 84 3.4 25,239
Gogebic 1908 127 54 3.6 15,061
Houghton 4658 129 56 1.6 35,684
Iron 1547 141 61 5.6 11,152
Keweenaw 304 152 6 3.0 2,116
Luce 795 133 5 .8 6,338
Mackinac 1389 126 12 1.1 10,780
Marquette 7667 114 85 1.3 66,699
Menominee 3577 156 52 2.3 22,780
Ontonagon 660 110 23 3.8 5,877
Schoolcraft 912 114 6 .8 8,048
 
Totals 25892   662   300,470
 
Nearby Wisconsin Counties
Florence 672 168 14 3.5 4,298
Forest 1,578 175 33 3.6 8,995
Marinette 7,505 188 81 2.0 40,350


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