How Current COVID-19 Cases In Michigan Compare To The Nation

2021-10-10

After months of spikes in delta variants, new cases of COVID-19 are falling again on a daily basis across much of the United States.

Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the US on January 21, 2020, there have been a total of about 43,674,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus – or 13,349 for every 100,000 people.

In Michigan, the infection rate is well below the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Michigan on March 10, 2020, there have been a total of 1,173,590 infections in the state – or 11,741 for every 100,000 people. Out of all 50 states and Washington DC, Michigan ranks 40th in cumulative COVID-19 cases when adjusted for population.

Although COVID-19 infections are less concentrated in Michigan, deaths are not. So far, there have been 22,538 COVID-19-related deaths, or 225 per 100,000 people in Michigan. The national COVID-19 death rate now stands at 214 per 100,000 Americans.

Like other states with below-average COVID-19 infection rates, Michigan took tough measures at the start of the pandemic to slow the spread of the virus. On March 24, 2020, Michigan implemented a temporary state-wide home stay requirement to limit person-to-person contact.

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