Posted May 07, 2018 06:14:56 A new report out Wednesday from the state’s Department of Health reveals that some counties have higher rates of new infections than others.
According to the report, which was released by the state Department of Public Health and Human Services, the statewide number of new cases of COV-19 has jumped from 726 in March to 1,024 in July.
The new numbers show that the counties with the highest number of cases of the coronavirus are in Michigan, with the county with the second-highest rate is in St. Clair County in the Detroit area, which has the highest rate.
The counties with higher rates have a higher percentage of the population that has recently visited the emergency room for COVID treatment, which the report says is “associated with a lower risk for hospitalization and death.”
A total of 1,021 people in Michigan were hospitalized as a result of COVI-19 in July, which is an increase of 20 percent from the same time last year, according to the Department of State Health Services.
The report also states that in August, a total of 722 new cases were reported in the state, which also saw a 6 percent increase in new cases from the month before.
The state also reported a jump in the number of coronaviruses in July from the previous month.
The department says the jump was due to the coronajids being detected in people who did not have symptoms of COVERS-2 or COVID, which are symptoms of the virus.