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COVID data shows continued increases
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:55:15 EDT
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The number of COVID cases globally increased by 380,367 today to 191,549,981 since the pandemic started more than 16 months ago, noted the report from the John Hopkins University of Medicine.
Deaths from the virus increased by 19,705 to 4,121,042.
Cases in the United States increased by 37,980 to 34,177,406.
Deaths also increased. In 24 hours, the number of fatal cases increased by 208 to 609,536.
Also, COVID activity in Michigan remains steady.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported 1,028 new COVID-19 illnesses from Saturday through Tuesday for a total of 898,626. That is a daily average of 257 new cases is a decrease of nearly 40 per day since the last update done on Friday.
Also over that same time period, MDHHS reported 14 deaths were attributed to the coronavirus for a total of COVID-19 deaths to 19,862 since the pandemic started.
MDHHS now only reports COVID statistics twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
In addition, the number of people hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19 illnesses increased by over 17 percent over the weekend.
As of Tuesday, 337 patients were hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID illnesses, which is 50 more than Friday. Of those, 241 patients have confirmed COVID-19 cases.
In addition, the numbers of COVID patients in intensive care and on ventilators each increased.
As of Tuesday, Michigan hospitals were treating 64 coronavirus patients in intensive care and 24 of them were on ventilators.
According to the MDHHS, health officials have distributed over 11.613 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. Of that number, 6.115 million doses administered were the Pfizer vaccine, 4.851 million doses were of the Moderna vaccine, and 647,200 doses were of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.