Here’s what to know Feb. 21, 2022

DETROIT – Michigan reported 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 and 112 virus-related deaths Friday — an average of 1,913.5 cases over a two-day period.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,045,840, including 31,383 deaths. These numbers are up from 2,042,013 cases and 31,271 deaths, as of Wednesday.

Testing has increased to around 50,000 to 60,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 9.62% as of Feb. 18 — the lowest it has been since September. Hospitalizations have decreased over the last three weeks.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,926 on Friday, Feb. 18, lower than the previous week. The 7-day death average was 70 on Feb. 18. The state’s fatality rate is 1.5%.

Michigan has reported more than 11.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Feb. 17, with 70% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose, while 64.2% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

Across Michigan’s entire population, 65.8% have received at least one COVID vaccine dose.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 76 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 902,200 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 10 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 539 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 393 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 5.7 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is updating its COVID-19 masking guidance as the state enters a “recovery” phase following a surge in virus infections and hospitalizations.

Following weeks of a record-setting surge in COVID-19 spread across Michigan, the state’s numbers have shown a promising decline. Daily new COVID-19 case counts are down significantly from last month, and the state’s 7-day positive testing rate is the lowest it has been since the end of October.

“These trends are aligning and pointing in the right direction,” said Bob Riney, president of health care operations and COO at Henry Ford Health.

Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Jan. 1:

  • Jan. 1 — 12,247 new cases

  • Jan. 2 — 12,247 new cases

  • Jan. 3 — 12,247 new cases

  • Jan. 4 — 13,673 new cases

  • Jan. 5 — 13,673 new cases

  • Jan. 6 — 20,346 new cases

  • Jan. 7 — 20,346 new cases

  • Jan. 8 — 14,841 new cases

  • Jan. 9 — 14,841 new cases

  • Jan. 10 — 14,842 new cases

  • Jan. 11 — 14,229 new cases

  • Jan. 12 — 14,229 new cases

  • Jan. 13 — 18,557 new cases

  • Jan. 14 — 18,557 new cases

  • Jan. 15 — 17,201 new cases

  • Jan. 16 — 17,202 new cases

  • Jan. 17 — 17,202 new cases

  • Jan. 18 — 17,202 new cases

  • Jan. 19 — 17,202 new cases

  • Jan. 20 — 16,775 new cases

  • Jan. 21 — 16,776 new cases

  • Jan. 22 — 13,124 new cases

  • Jan. 23 — 13,124 new cases

  • Jan. 24 — 13,124 new cases

  • Jan. 25 — 13,711 new cases

  • Jan. 26 — 13,712 new cases

  • Jan. 27 — 13,155 new cases

  • Jan. 28 — 13,154 new cases

  • Jan. 29 — 7,080 new cases

  • Jan. 30 — 7,081 new cases

  • Jan. 31 — 7,081 new cases

  • Feb. 1 — 9,401 new cases

  • Feb. 2 — 9,402 new cases

  • Feb. 3 — 4,902 new cases

  • Feb. 4 — 4,903 new cases

  • Feb. 5 — 3,299 new cases

  • Feb. 6 — 3,299 new cases

  • Feb. 7 — 3,300 new cases

  • Feb. 8 — 3,764 new cases

  • Feb. 9 — 3,763 new cases

  • Feb. 10 — 2,858 new cases

  • Feb. 11 — 2,858 new cases

  • Feb. 12 — 1,793 new cases

  • Feb. 13 — 1,793 new cases

  • Feb. 14 — 1,794 new cases

  • Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Jan. 1:

  • Jan. 1 — 60 new deaths

  • Jan. 2 — 60 new deaths

  • Jan. 3 — 60 new deaths (172 from past five days from vital records)

  • Jan. 4 — 138 new deaths

  • Jan. 5 — 139 new deaths (165 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 6 — 129 new deaths

  • Jan. 7 — 130 new deaths (136 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 8 — 18 new deaths

  • Jan. 9 — 19 new deaths

  • Jan. 10 — 19 new deaths

  • Jan. 11 — 175 new deaths

  • Jan. 12 — 175 new deaths (282 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 13 — 125 new deaths

  • Jan. 14 — 126 new deaths (140 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 15 — 100 new deaths

  • Jan. 16 — 100 new deaths

  • Jan. 17 — 100 new deaths

  • Jan. 18 — 100 new deaths

  • Jan. 19 — 101 new deaths (346 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 20 — 105 new deaths

  • Jan. 21 — 105 new deaths (79 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 22 — 12 new deaths

  • Jan. 23 — 12 new deaths

  • Jan. 24 — 12 new deaths

  • Jan. 25 — 190 new deaths

  • Jan. 26 — 189 new deaths (268 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 27 — 86 new deaths

  • Jan. 28 — 87 new deaths (121 from past two days from vital records)

  • Jan. 29 — 21 new deaths

  • Jan. 30 — 22 new deaths

  • Jan. 31 — 22 new deaths

  • Feb. 1 — 163 new deaths

  • Feb. 2 — 164 new deaths (239 from past two days from vital records)

  • Feb. 3 — 104 new deaths

  • Feb. 4 — 105 new deaths (155 from past two days from vital records)

  • Feb. 5 — 12 new deaths

  • Feb. 6 — 13 new deaths

  • Feb. 7 — 13 new deaths

  • Feb. 8 — 165 new deaths

  • Feb. 9 — 165 new deaths (239 from past two days from vital records)

  • Feb. 10 — 76 new deaths

  • Feb. 11 — 76 new deaths

  • Feb. 12 — 20 new deaths

  • Feb. 13 — 20 new deaths

  • Feb. 14 — 20 new deaths

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