Lenawee County's new COVID cases more than double in past week; Michigan cases rise 46.2%

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New coronavirus cases leaped in Michigan in the week ending Sunday, rising 46.2% as 27,705 cases were reported. The previous week had 18,945 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Michigan ranked 14th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased 21.4% from the week before, with 605,127 cases reported. With 3% of the country's population, Michigan had 4.58% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 47 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Lenawee County reported 315 cases and one death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 150 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 25,145 cases and 324 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins data. The Lenawee County Health Department reports that there have been 322 deaths.

Within Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Washtenaw County with 521 cases per 100,000 per week; Clinton County with 452; and Oakland County with 373.

Lenawee County's current seven-day average of new cases is 300 per 100,000 population as of May 15, the most recent date for which data is available on the COVID tracking website mistartmap.info.

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Michigan ranked 35th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 67% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In Lenawee County, 56% of the eligible population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 53.2% are considered fully vaccinated as of May 15. Of those who are fully vaccinated, 51.2% have received a booster shot, according to the CDC.

In the week ending Wednesday, Michigan reported administering another 89,246 vaccine doses, including 9,262 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 77,455 vaccine doses, including 6,524 first doses. In all, Michigan reported it has administered 15,906,503 total doses.

There have been 92,698 vaccine doses administered in Lenawee County as of May 10, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

In Michigan, 76 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 62 people were reported dead.

A total of 2,472,596 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 36,140 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 82,468,606 people have tested positive and 999,602 people have died.

Note: In the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, cases and deaths for the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Federal Correctional Institution separately from Michigan counties.

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Michigan's COVID-19 hospital admissions rising

USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, May 15.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 1,260

  • The week before that: 1,061

  • Four weeks ago: 628

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 49,753

  • The week before that: 44,912

  • Four weeks ago: 37,527

Hospitals in 45 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 29 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 41 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on The Daily Telegram: Lenawee County reported 315 additional COVID-19 cases this week