Weekly COVID-19 cases in Upper Michigan top 1K
Since last Monday, U.P. counties reported 1,001 new cases of the coronavirus. That’s 308 new cases since Friday.
UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) - The number of new weekly COVID-19 cases in Upper Michigan has surpassed 1,000 for the first time this year.
Since last Monday, U.P. counties reported 1,001 new cases of the coronavirus. That’s 308 new cases since Friday. The previous two weeks had 812 cases and 818 cases.
228 cases were added in Marquette County in the past week. Delta County reported 157. Menominee County added 100 and Houghton County, 97.
Every U.P. county added at least five new cases last week.
Last week, nine new deaths were also added (3 in Chippewa County, 2 in Delta County, 1 in Gogebic County, 2 in Houghton County, and 1 in Marquette County).
There are 57 total adult patients with COVID-19 in U.P. hospital beds, as of Monday. Fifteen of them are in the ICU and six are on ventilators. Three weeks ago, there were 26 COVID-19 patients in U.P. hospitals, with 11 in ICU beds and two on ventilators.
Statewide, 70% of the COVID-positive patients admitted to hospitals Monday are not fully vaccinated.
Of the 253 adult patients who went to Michigan hospitals Monday and tested positive for the coronavirus, 180 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 52 are fully vaccinated, and 21 have an unknown vaccination status. Hospital systems across the state are overwhelmed with emergent cases, staff shortages and limited ICU bed capacity.
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