Michigan COVID-19 Update Saturday

Michigan COVID-19 Update Saturday Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: May 15, 2021 03:13 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:48 PM

Health officials in Michigan report 1,289 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over Saturday, with 107 deaths. The total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 across the state since the pandemic began is 874,624. 

MDHHS lists the total number of confirmed deaths attributed to the disease caused by the coronavirus as 18,607. Michigan surpassed 10,000 deaths on December 8.

According to the MDHHS, there have been a total of 7,666,660 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Michigan, with 4,221,980 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 3,188,455 receiving the Moderna vaccine, and 256,225 received Johnson & Johnson.

The state surpassed 800,000 cases on Wednesday, April 21. That is an increase of 100,000 in sixteen days. The state reached 700,000 cases on Monday, April 5. The state reached 600,000 confirmed cases on March 10, 500,000 confirmed cases on January 4, 400,000 cases on December 7, 300,000 cases on November 21, and 200,000 on November 6.

The statewide case fatality rate is 2.1%. MDHHS also reports an additional 101,715 probable cases and 1,183 probable deaths.  The cumulative total of recovered COVID-19 cases in Michigan was 755,119 as of May 14. This data is updated every Saturday.

As the pandemic continues to impact Michigan, this pool will expand to include more cases. MDHHS defines recovered as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).  For example, the number of persons recovered on August 21, 2020 represents COVID-19 confirmed individuals with an onset date on or prior to July 22, 2020. If an individual dies from a COVID-related cause >30 days from onset/referral, they are removed from the number of persons recovered. 

Health officials say there have been over 13.9 million tests conducted across the state.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases as of Saturday, May 15 in the Northland:

Gogebic County, MI: 1,031 cases (4 new cases) (22 deaths)  
Ontonagon County, MI: 407 cases (1 new case) (20 deaths)

Visit the Michigan Department of Health COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 32,909,005 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 162 million people have been infected worldwide with 3,360,727 deaths as of 5/15/21 1:00 p.m. CST. The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths on February 22, 2021. Medical personnel have conducted over 450 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 400,000 deaths on January 19. The world passed 2 million deaths on January 15, and reached 1 million on September 28, 2020. So far, over 268 million doses of vaccine have been administered.

According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake, Bluish lips or face. The CDC recommends calling your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

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