COVID-19 case rates plateau in Michigan for third week in a row

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 14:37:32-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan's COVID-19 case rates have plateaued for the third week in a row, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Per the CDC COVID Data Tracker, Michigan has the 23rd highest number of cases and the 14th highest number of deaths.

Percent positivity is at 7.6%, which is decreasing after a week of increase; testing has also increased.

MDHHS says 10.7% of available inpatient beds are filled with COVID patients and state trends for COVID hospitalizations are decreasing.

Between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9, there were 480 deaths; the death rate is 6.9 deaths per million residents.

Additionally, the number of active outbreaks is down 12% from the previous week,

In terms of vaccinations, MDHHS reports that 5.4% of Michiganders have had the first dose of the vaccine, which is up from 3.2% the previous week.

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