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Michigan reports lowest daily COVID-19 increase in three weeks

Wednesday’s increase was the first below 4,500 since Nov. 4
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Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 4:14 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases increased by the smallest amount in three weeks on Wednesday.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 4,273 new COVID-19 illnesses Wednesday for a total of 324,779. That is the first daily coronavirus increase below 4,500 since Nov. 4.

State health officials also reported 73 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Wednesday for a total of 8,761.

Genesee and Saginaw counties also saw smaller daily COVID-19 increases than recent averages.

The Genesee County Health Department reported 246 newly confirmed coronavirus illnesses on Tuesday. The Saginaw County Health Department reported 81 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is the first daily increase below 100 in over three weeks and the lowest so far in November.

Isabella County passed a milestone with more than 2,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to the Central Michigan District Health Department.

Coronavirus diagnostic testing dropped by nearly 10,000 on Tuesday to a total of just over 60,000 tests completed. The percentage of positive tests increased slightly on Tuesday to 13.42%.

The number of people hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases decreased slightly for the first time in several weeks on Wednesday to 4,040, which is 12 fewer than Tuesday. Of those, 3,698 patients have confirmed COVID-19 cases, which is 11 fewer than Tuesday’s total.

The numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care decreased for a second consecutive day on Wednesday while the number of patients on ventilators increased. Michigan hospitals are treating 843 coronavirus patients in intensive care and 464 of them are on ventilators. Since Monday, there are 22 fewer COVID-19 patients in intensive care and 19 more on ventilators.

Here are totals for Mid-Michigan counties based on Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health department figures with the change from Tuesday:

  • Genesee, 11,833 cases and 375 deaths, which is an increase of 157 cases and one death.
  • Saginaw, 7,549 cases, 218 deaths and 1,989 patients recovered, which is an increase of 81 cases and seven deaths.
  • Arenac, 335 cases, 12 deaths and 68 recoveries, which is an increase of 10 cases and one death.
  • Bay, 3,760 cases, 85 deaths and 1,243 patients recovered, which is a decrease of 27 cases and an increase of two deaths.
  • Clare, 618 cases, 24 deaths and 157 recoveries, which is an increase of 27 cases and one death.
  • Gladwin, 620 cases, eight deaths and 139 recoveries, which is an increase of 22 cases.
  • Gratiot, 1,343 cases and 29 deaths, which is an increase of 35 cases.
  • Huron, 567 cases, 13 deaths and 204 recoveries, which is an increase of 20 cases.
  • Iosco, 601 cases, 18 deaths and 156 recoveries, which is an increase of 14 cases.
  • Isabella, 2,049 cases, 19 deaths and 808 recoveries, which is an increase of 52 cases.
  • Lapeer, 1,897 cases, 50 deaths and 531 recoveries, which is an increase of 64 cases and two deaths.
  • Midland, 2,402 cases, 25 deaths and 955 recoveries, which is an increase of 42 cases and one death.
  • Ogemaw, 407 cases, 11 deaths and 42 recoveries, which is an increase of nine cases.
  • Oscoda, 119 cases, three deaths and 22 recoveries, which is an increase of seven cases.
  • Roscommon, 476 cases, 10 deaths and 115 recoveries, which is an increase of 19 cases and one death.
  • Sanilac, 632 cases and 12 deaths, which is an increase of 26 cases and one death.
  • Shiawassee, 1,714 cases, 39 deaths and 784 recoveries, which is an increase of 32 cases.
  • Tuscola, 1,419 cases, 51 deaths and 479 recoveries, which is an increase of 22 cases and one death.

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