Michigan among lowest COVID-19 case rates, but for how long?
While the U.S. is seeing increasing COVID-19 case rates as a nation, Michigan has so far dodged the brunt of it.
Over the last two weeks, Michigan ranks 45th in new daily infections per 100,000 people, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means it has the sixth-lowest case rate, down from 15th a week ago.
At 21.5 cases per 100,000 per week, the state trails only South Dakota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Michigan has also reported the seventh-smallest percentage increase in new cases over the last 14 days (77% increase). Nationally, the country has seen nearly a 200% increase over the last two weeks.
Hospitalizations are also down, as Michigan ranks 43rd in hospitalizations per capita. The state is one of six that has reported a decline in COVID-19 patients over the last 14 days.
“So far, keeping our fingers crossed, our numbers, we seem to be faring better than what the rest of the states are seeing,” said Dr. Adnan Munkarah, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Henry …
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