'Fourth Surge:' Michigan Now Has America's Worst Covid Rate

November 16, 2021, 3:43 PM


Henry Ford Health System officials on Tuesday calls the Covid trend in the state "very alarming." And for good reason.

In the past seven days, Michigan has recorded the worst Covid case rate per 100,000 people in the nation, The Detroit News reports, citing tracking data updated Tuesday afternoon from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Michigan's rate is 504 per 100,000 residents, ahead of Minnesota with 490 cases per capita. The latest figures come as Michigan experiences a "fourth surge" in cases and hospitalizations over the last two weeks.

More than 3,000 Covid patients are in Michigan hospitals — a seven-month high and nearly the same number as a year ago this week.

In six Southeast Michigan counties that include Metro Detroit, 1,523 adults are hospitalized as confirmed or suspected pandemic patients. Severe infections put 289 of them in intensive care.

The last time Michigan had the highest rate in the nation per 100,000 people was in April. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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