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Michigan Health Officials Reported 1,992 new coronavirus cases

Michigan Health Officials reported 1,992 new coronavirus cases and 99 new deaths on May 11. Of the new deaths, 32 occurred before the last 24 hours and were identified in a vital records review. The state has averaged 2,199 new cases and 63 new deaths per day over the last week. That’s the lowest seven-day case average since March 18.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 867,341 reported coronavirus cases and 18,338 deaths. Michigan Health Officials has reported 100,270 probable cases and 1,175 probable deaths, in which a physician test ruled it COVID-19 but no confirmatory PCR test was done.

Counties with no new cases included Kalkaska, Gogebic, Manistee, Lake, Alger and Keweenaw. More than 33 counties reported at least one new death, led by Wayne with 24, Oakland with 15 and Kalamazoo with six. Hospitals statewide were treating 2,355 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, with 666 patients in the Intensive Care Unit. That’s down from 3,063 patients being treated about a week ago. Of the 19,970 diagnostic tests processed on Monday, May 10, 8.37% came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. The latest seven-day average has been 8%, down from 12% a week ago.

Twenty-six hospitals in Michigan are at 90% or more capacity, as of Friday. Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, Beaumont Hospital Wayne, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital is at full capacity, according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. Michigan health officials continue to be cautious as new variants of COVID-19 spread. The variants are identified through target testing and state officials expect there are cases of variants that have not been identified or recorded.

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