St. Joseph County's COVID cases fall 16.7%; Michigan cases holding steady
Michigan reported 16,445 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending July 24, from 16,681 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Michigan ranked 44th among the states where coronavirus was spreading fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.
In the latest week, coronavirus cases in the U.S. decreased 7.7% from the week before, with 862,778 cases reported. With 3% of the country's population, Michigan had 1.91% of the country's cases.
St. Joseph County confirmed 60 cases and one death in the latest weekly report. A week earlier, it had reported 72 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 14,320 cases and 211 deaths.
The highest rate of cases per-capita were in Gogebic County, with 401 cases per 100,000 per week; Keweenaw County, with 378; and Dickinson County, with 297. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases were Wayne County, with 3,216 cases; Oakland County, with 2,360; and Macomb County, with 1,777. Weekly case counts rose in 42 counties from the previous week. The increases increases from the prior week's pace were in Kent, Wayne and Monroe counties.
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â€‹ Cases fell in 38 Michigan counties, with the steepest declines in Oakland County (2,360 cases from 2,703 a week earlier); in Ingham County (353 cases from 543); and in Washtenaw County (771 cases, from 883). â€‹
In Michigan, â€‹ 149 â€‹ people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending July 24. In the week prior, 160 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,652,659 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 37,291 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 90,410,386 people have tested positive and 1,026,951 people have died.
Note: In the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, cases and deaths for the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Federal Correctional Institution separately from Michigan counties.
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Michigan's COVID-19 hospital admissions rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, July 24. Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
Last week: 1,140
The week before that: 1,077
Four weeks ago: 875
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
Last week: 75,961
The week before that: 70,927
Four weeks ago: 61,308
Hospitals in 33 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 33 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 38 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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This article originally appeared on Sturgis Journal: St. Joseph County reported 60 additional COVID-19 cases this week