St. Joseph County reported 37 additional COVID-19 cases this week – Sturgis Journal

The doze of Pfizer vaccine given for young kids of the age of 5 and younger, at Bloom Pediatrics in Birmingham on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Michigan reported 13,102 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending July 10, down 8.7% from the previous week. The previous week had 14,353 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Michigan ranked 44th 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 most-recent week, coronavirus cases in the U.S. decreased 4.6% from the week before, with 750,600 cases reported. With 3% of the country’s population, Michigan had 1.75% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 24 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

The Fourth of July holiday disrupted who got tested, when people got tested and when both test results and deaths were reported. This may significantly skew week-to-week comparisons.

St. Joseph County reported 37 cases and no deaths in the latest weekly period. A week earlier, it had reported 59 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 14,188 cases and 209 deaths.

Cases fell in 66 Michigan counties, with the steepest declines in Wayne County, with 2,255 cases from 2,638 a week earlier; in Oakland County, with 1,985 cases from 2,233; and in Macomb County, with 1,266 cases from 1,463.

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Within Michigan, the highest number of weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Gogebic County, with 293 cases per 100,000 per week; Kent County, with 214; and Washtenaw County, with 195. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a high level of community transmission begins at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

Adding the most new cases overall were Wayne County, with 2,255 cases; Oakland County, with 1,985 cases; and Kent County, with 1,408. Weekly case counts rose in 14 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Kent, Muskegon and Livingston counties.

In Michigan, 64 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 174 people were reported dead.

A total of 2,619,533 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 36,982 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the U.S., 88,593,875 people have tested positive and 1,020,861 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, July 10. Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 1,001
  • The week before that: 860
  • Four weeks ago: 1,037

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 69,400
  • The week before that: 63,341
  • Four weeks ago: 57,327

Hospitals in 39 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 35 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 42 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