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Michigan reports fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly a year

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 5:42 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - The daily number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan continued falling on Wednesday to nearly a one-year low.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 257 new COVID-19 illnesses on Wednesday a for total of 891,314. That was the smallest daily increase in cases since June 29.

State health officials reported seven deaths attributed to the coronavirus on Wednesday, which increase Michigan’s total COVID-19 deaths to 19,439. That is the smallest daily increase in deaths since March 17, when none were reported.

Coronavirus diagnostic testing remained steady with just under 21,000 tests completed on Tuesday. The percentage of positive tests dropped to the lowest level on record at 1.84%.

The number of people hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 illnesses reached another new low for the year. As of Wednesday, 704 patients were hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 illnesses, which is down by 29 from Tuesday. Of those, 629 patients have confirmed COVID-19 cases.

That is the lowest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in nine months.

The numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care and on ventilators both decreased. As of Wednesday, Michigan hospitals were treating 192 coronavirus patients in intensive care and 113 of them were on ventilators.

Since Tuesday, there are 13 fewer COVID-19 patients in intensive care and eight fewer on ventilators.

Michigan distributed over 11.24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, including 5.927 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 4.666 million doses of the Moderna vaccine and 646,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Of those, nearly 8.559 million doses of vaccine have been administered to 4.695 million people statewide. A total of 48.4% of Michiganders age 12 and older are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 while 59.8% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

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, 33,573 cases and 876 deaths, which is an increase of four cases.
  • Saginaw, 19,971 cases and 592 deaths, which is an increase of 15 cases.
  • Arenac, 1,088 cases, 29 deaths and 980 recoveries, which is an increase of one case and 71 recoveries.
  • Bay, 10,558 cases and 337 deaths, which is an increase of two cases.
  • Clare, 2,043 cases, 82 deaths and 1,842 recoveries, which is an increase of 73 recoveries.
  • Gladwin, 1,916 cases, 55 deaths and 1,739 recoveries, which is an increase of 44 recoveries.
  • Gratiot, 3,223 cases and 116 deaths, which is an increase of four cases.
  • Huron, 3,052 cases and 75 deaths, which is an increase of two cases.
  • Iosco, 1,805 cases and 69 deaths, which is no change.
  • Isabella, 5,385 cases, 93 deaths and 5,026 recoveries, which is an increase of two cases and 170 recoveries.
  • Lapeer, 7,838 cases and 201 deaths, which is an increase of four cases.
  • Midland, 6,830 cases and 89 deaths, which is an increase of two cases and one death.
  • Ogemaw, 1,471 cases and 42 deaths, which is no change.
  • Oscoda, 583 cases and 29 deaths, which is no change.
  • Roscommon, 1,617 cases, 51 deaths and 1,522 recoveries, which is an increase of 98 recoveries.
  • Sanilac, 3,732 cases and 114 deaths, which is an increase of one case.
  • Shiawassee, 5,712 cases, 103 deaths and 5,436 recoveries, which is an increase of 115 recoveries.
  • Tuscola, 4,882 cases and 161 deaths, which is no change.

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