COVID-19 cases rise

New coronavirus cases leaped in Michigan during the week ending Sunday, rising 16.3 percent, as 26,768 cases were reported.

Meanwhile, St. Joseph County reported 262 COVID-19 cases and one related death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 215 cases and four deaths.

Throughout the pandemic, St. Joseph County has reported 7,622 cases and 111 deaths.

Michigan ranked 22nd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis.

Within Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Mackinac County with 889 cases per 100,000 per week; Schoolcraft County with 791; and Ogemaw County with 705.

Across Michigan, cases fell in 19 counties, with the greatest declines in Hillsdale County, with 162 cases from 210 a week earlier and in Kalamazoo County, with 496 cases from 538.

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