Michigan records 3rd highest number of COVID-19 deaths, 6th highest number of cases, in past week

Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 16:34:52-05

Michigan has recorded the third-highest number of COVID-19 deaths and the sixth-highest number of cases in the nation over the last seven days, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.

Related: Michigan reports 6,955 new cases of COVID-19, 81 deaths

Additionally, Michigan has the seventh-highest hospitalization rate as a percent of total beds and seventh-highest number of COVID patients in the ICU, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

There were 579 deaths during the week of Nov. 15 - Nov. 21.

MDHHS says cases have declined for the first time since May, but urges caution that we will likely see a spike following the holiday gatherings. Deaths are continuing to increase.

New outbreaks at various sites, including long-term care facilities, schools, in-person workplaces and restaurants/bars have decreased by about 29 percent from the previous week.

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