(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provided an update on COVID-19 data trends in the state on Wednesday morning.
Dr. Sarah Lyon-Callo, the director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health at the MDHHS talked about testing, disease trends, outbreaks, hospitalizations and more.
The update came amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. According to The New York Times, Michigan 13 of the top 20 metro areas that are seeing COVID-19 outbreaks, with Detroit coming in second.
According to the state, the percent positivity is up 348% and case rates are up 375% since the previous low on Feb. 19, and Michigan has the highest number of cases and highest case rate in the country.
On top of cases, deaths have also increased 75% since the low on March 19, and there were 166 deaths between March 14 and March 20.
The current statewide positivity is the highest its been since April 24, 2020.
Hospitalizations are also up for all age groups, and in all, they are up 360% since Feb. 28.
The state has reported thousands of new cases per day over the past week, and there are now more than 100,000 active cases of the virus in Michigan, the highest its been since mid-November when a partial shutdown was announced.
Michigan is also working to vaccinate the population, with those 16 and up becoming eligible on Monday. So far, the state has nearly 3 million people who are fully vaccinated.
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