Michigan health officials reported on Monday 1,423 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths from the virus in the past three days.
In the last three days, the total number of confirmed cases and deaths in the state has led to 2,073,010 and 32,619 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. According to MDHHS, these new cases and deaths are data collected from Saturday to Monday.
The CDC reports that the average 7-day case rate in Michigan is 58 cases per day per 100,000 residents, while the average 7-day positive test rate ranges from 3-5%, with more than 147 cases conducted in the past. 000 diagnostic tests for COVID-19. week.
In all parts of the state there is a decrease in the number of new cases, new hospitalizations, and positive tests.
According to MDHHS officials, current cases and hospitalizations, as well as expanded access to vaccines, testing and therapy, indicate that Michigan is entering a recovery phase after an overstrain in the COVID-19 response cycle in Michigan. MDHHS defines this phase as: “Immediate revival is not projected. Local and state health care will monitor conditions that could lead to future jumps. ”
On Monday, the state reported 16 new outbreaks of COVID-19 that occurred in schools (9) and long-term care facilities (6). Outbreaks of COVID-19 are commonly defined as two or more cases with reference to location and time that indicate co-infection outside the home.
COVID-19 community levels
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has softened its recommendations on face masks, saying most Americans now live in counties where COVID-19 poses a low or medium threat to hospitals. These are people who may stop wearing face masks, the CDC said.
The CDC’s new set of camouflage measures, called “COVID-19 Community Levels”, is designed for communities where COVID-19 is weakening its grip, with less emphasis on new cases and more on what is happening in hospitals in terms of the new COVID – 19 receptions and percentage of staffed beds used by patients with COVID-19.
To determine if a particular community needs to strengthen its pandemic protection measures, the CDC is now looking at three key indicators, including: new hospitalizations of COVID-19 per 100,000 population over the past 7 days, the percentage of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and the total number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population in the last 7 days.
These indicators are used to classify the county’s community level by COVID-19 as low, medium, or high and are an indication of the current strain on local health systems. Levels are updated every Thursday.
In Michigan, as of March 17, the latest update available, all 83 counties have a low or medium COVID-19 community using the new CDC criteria. No constituency is classified as high, 13 is classified as medium, and 70 constituencies are classified as low.
“Anyone can definitely wear a mask at any time if they feel safe in the mask,” said CDC Director Dr. Rachel Valensky. “We want to make sure our hospitals are in order and people are not coming in with serious illnesses. … Anyone can go to the CDC website, find out about the number of diseases in their community and make that decision. ”
COVID-19 community levels do not apply to medical facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instead, health facilities should continue to use the level of transmission in society that depends on the number of new cases.
Across the state, 528 Michigan residents were hospitalized with confirmed positive disease for COVID-19, which is less than on Friday, compared with 572 patients on Friday, and less than January 15, on 4,578 patients. About 77% of the state’s hospital beds are occupied.
The average number of hospitalizations with COVID-19 in Michigan in 7 days is 687, compared to 903 in the previous 7 days.
Over the past seven days, the average number of Michigan residents admitted to the hospital with confirmed COVID-19 daily is 65, up from 78 in the previous week and compared to a peak of 615 in the week of April 14, 2021 by the CDC.
Representatives of MDHHS report that the total number of adult and pediatric patients with COVID-19, the number of new hospital admissions with COVID-19 and the total number of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units is declining in all regions.
As of March 15, a total of 41 Michigan hospitals reported a critical shortage of staff. This is below the 62 high on January 23, but is stable compared to a week ago (40). Compared to this time last year, MDHHS reports that 1,212 (5%) fewer staffed hospital beds and 151 (6%) fewer staffed intensive care units.
Over the past week, Auckland County hospitals have seen a 17% decrease in the number of new COVID-19 doses by 64 patients compared to the previous 7 days, according to the CDC. The average percentage of staffed hospital beds in the county for 7 days used by patients with COVID-19 is 2.5%, which is 0.5% less than the previous 7 days.
Wayne County Hospitals saw a 17% reduction in the number of new hospitals with COVID-19 compared to the previous 7 days, for a total of 89 patients. The average percentage of staffed hospital beds in the county for 7 days used by patients with COVID-19 is 2.5%, which is 0.5% less than the previous 7 days.
In Macomb County hospitals, the number of new hospitalizations with COVID-19 was down 17% from the previous 7 days with 44 patients. The average percentage of staffed hospital beds in the county for 7 days used by patients with COVID-19 is 2.5%, which is 0.5% less than the previous 7 days.
Michigan’s new guide to isolation and quarantine
MDHHS recently updated its recommendations on isolation and quarantine for the general public, including in the school setting, when the state enters the pandemic recovery phase after the outbreak.
Now, people who have been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, no longer need to be quarantined according to instructions.
More information on recommendations for Michigan residents and schools can be found here:
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/MDHHS_IQ_Guidance_-_Recovery_Phase_3.7.22_749780_7.pdf and https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/MI_Safer_Schools_Guidance_for_Managing_Students_Exposed_to_COVID-19_734750_7.pdf.
The mask is free
As new cases and hospitalizations continue their downward trend across the state, MDHHS officials say face masks are no longer recommended to be worn in most enclosed public places, including schools.
However, MDHHS officials continue to recommend face masks to Michigan, regardless of vaccination status, in high-risk congregations, including long-term care facilities, shelters, correctional facilities, prisons and medical facilities, and for people in isolation and quarantine. to stop the further spread of the virus.
Last month, Michigan County Health Departments revoked their mandates for school face masks, which had been in effect since last fall due to a rapid decline in new reported cases and hospitalizations, as well as an increase in vaccinations among young children.
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More than 66% of Michigan residents have received at least one vaccination from COVID-19, which is more than 6.6 million residents.
The vaccination coverage rate includes 27% for people aged 5-11, 48% for people aged 12-15, 54% for people aged 16-19, 54% for people aged 20-29 and 64% for persons aged 30-39 years.
Among the older groups, the vaccination rate is 66% for people aged 40-49, 76% for people aged 50-64, 89% for residents aged 65-74 and 86% for residents of Michigan aged 75 and older.
More than 3 million boosters and third doses have been administered across the state. About 53% of the state’s fully vaccinated population received a booster dose.