Michigan COVID cases increased

New coronavirus cases leaped in Michigan in the week ending Sunday, rising 20.1 percent, as 12,043 cases were reported.

St. Joseph County reported 85 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 77 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 6,535 cases and 104 deaths.  The positive test rate is 18.8 percent.  The vaccination rate is 37.6 percent.

Michigan ranked 47th 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 latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 12.7 percent from the week before.

Within Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Ontonagon, Branch and Delta counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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