Hillsdale County's COVID cases up 45.5%; Michigan cases surge 65.4% – The Hillsdale Daily News

New coronavirus cases leaped in Michigan in the week ending Sunday, rising 65.4% as 61,551 cases were reported. The previous week had 37,213 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Michigan ranked first among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 15.5% from the week before, with 646,627 cases reported. With 3% of the country’s population, Michigan had 9.52% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 39 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Hillsdale County reported 323 cases and eight deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 222 cases and two deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 6,984 cases and 140 deaths.
Within Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Keweenaw County with 1,418 cases per 100,000 per week; Mason County with 1,119; and Shiawassee County with 1,044. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Wayne County, with 8,544 cases; Oakland County, with 6,123 cases; and Macomb County, with 5,189. Weekly case counts rose in 78 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Wayne, Oakland and Kent counties.
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Michigan ranked 34th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 60% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 68.8%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Thursday, Michigan reported administering another 387,714 vaccine doses, including 110,471 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 231,506 vaccine doses, including 46,715 first doses. In all, Michigan reported it has administered 12,261,664 total doses.
Across Michigan, cases fell in five counties, with the best declines in Mackinac County, with 37 cases from 54 a week earlier; in Montmorency County, with 69 cases from 83; and in Luce County, with 25 cases from 37.
In Michigan, 533 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 333 people were reported dead.
A total of 1,408,419 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 24,841 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 47,730,591 people have tested positive and 771,118 people have died.
Note: In the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, cases and deaths for the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Federal Correctional Institution separately from Michigan counties.
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USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Nov. 21.
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Hospitals in 36 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 27 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 34 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at [email protected].

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