Michigan COVID-19 Cases At Record, Tops Daily Tally in US

Michigan COVID-19 cases at record, tops daily tally among U.S. states
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Health officials in Michigan reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Monday, the top daily tally among the United States, about a month after relieving restrictions when new cases showed a downward trend. It reported 11,082 cases on Monday, surpassed the previous daily peak of 10,140 hits on November 20, and brought the total infections to 779,974.

Michigan is currently the worst-affected state in the US regarding new cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 people in the week until April 5. This is the only state to report more than 7,000 new cases on Monday.

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After the slew of other states, Michigan began loosening restrictions around the public gatherings by increasing the capacity of the gym, restaurants, pubs, retail stores, and entertainment venues in March. Relaxation is set to last until April 19. Around the time when the restrictions were eased in March, the state reported about 1,800 new infections a day. In seven days to April 5, the average has soared to more than 6,700 cases a day.

Nationally, new virus infections rose for the third week in a row, and hospitalizations also broke an 11-week streak. Twenty-seven of 50 US states reported a new case increase in the past week compared to the previous seven days. Last week, President U.S. Joe Biden urged the states to stop the reopening with the Head of the Center. For Disease Control and Prevention warning an “impending doom” if prevention is not serious.

According to the CDC, vaccination in this country reached a record for the sixth week in a row, and is currently, more than 32% of the population has received at least one dose and more than 19% completely vaccinated. Many states in the United States, including Michigan, have opened vaccinations for everyone over 16.

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