Here’s what you need to know November 24, 2021

DETROIT Michigan reported 17,007 new cases of COVID-19 and 83 virus-related deaths — an average of 5,669.3 cases over a three day period.

Of the 83 deaths announced Monday, 32 were identified during a review of the data.

Monday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,259,261, including 23,315 deaths. These numbers have increased from 1,242,253 cases and 23,232 deaths, starting Friday.

The number of tests has increased to an average of about 40,000 diagnostic tests per day, with a 7-day positive rate of 17.56% from Monday — an increase from last week. hospital admissions have been steadily increasing for several weeks.


The States 7-day moving average for daily cases used to be 7,078 on Monday. the 7-day mortality average was 61 on Monday. The state’s death rate is 1.9%. The state also reports “active cases”, which stood at 171,000 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 10.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered from Monday, with 70.8% of 16+ inhabitants have received at least one dose while 61.5% of 16+ inhabitants are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 47 million cases have been reported in the US, with over 773,800 dead reported of the virus. Worldwide more than 7.4 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 450 million doses only in the US.


Worldwide more than 258 million people have been confirmed to be infected and more than 5 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are certainly much higher, due to limited testing, different ways nations count the dead, and deliberate underreporting by some governments.

Corona heads:

Trends in Michigan County COVID Cases and Deaths

DISPLAY: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools

7 takeaways from the Metro Detroit COVID update from expert: ‘I consider this our 4th rise’

AN Beaumont’s health expert provided a worrying update on: COVID and hospital trends in Metro Detroit, calls it the “fourth wave” and shares three reasons why he believes the number is rising again.

Nick Gilpin, infectious disease physician and medical director of infection prevention for Beaumont Health, held a virtual briefing Nov. 11 to discuss what he sees in Metro Detroit.


Read more here.

Where to find COVID-19 vaccines for children

Parents are looking for where to get their younger children a COVID-19 vaccine after the CDC gives the final green light for adolescent Pfizer doses in children ages 5-11.

Doses should be available now or very soon at your local pharmacies, doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics. Like adult COVID-19 vaccines, they are free.

INTERPRETER: What you need to know about vaccines for children aged 5-11?

We keep track of all the information we get about available clinics and doses for children ages 5-11 in the live updates blog here.


Data shows Michigan schools without mask mandates saw 62% more spread of coronavirus

As the number of COVID cases in Michigan continues to rise, new data shows that mask mandates at school appear to be working to slow the spread of the virus.

It is one of the most, if not the most divisive issues within the pandemic – mask mandates, especially in schools. Anger and frustration boiled over inside, outside and at board meetings. But new data supports the use of masks in schools.

View the data here.

Michigan adopts new definition of COVID outbreak in school, raising threshold

Michigan health officials are adopting a new definition of COVID-19 school outbreaks that lifts the threshold from two to three school-related cases.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) gets such a: definition of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists — check it out here. The new definition changes the threshold in at least three cases within a group, from two.


Read more here.

Flu is expected to circulate more this year due to fewer COVID precautions

While corona pandemic precautions helped keep the flu away last year, experts fear we won’t be so lucky this year.

Precautions and restrictions designed to actually prevent the spread of COVID-19 also helped prevent the spread of the flu, a respiratory illness caused by flu viruses, during the 2020 flu season. Last year around this time, health experts were concerned that the U.S. might experience “twin disease” with COVID and the flu, but it didn’t, probably due to a combination of mask-wearing, social distancing, most schools being closed, and generally less travel.


But this year, many of those precautions and restrictions are no longer in effect, and the flu is expected to circulate more widely.

Read more here.

Detroit opens schedule for third dose of COVID vaccinations

Detroit has opened scheduling for residents with compromised immune systems to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Residents must have been fully vaccinated and have a compromised immune system for at least six months to make an appointment for a third dose.

Third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations, which are approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be offered at the TCF Center’s drive-thru to those with an appointment.

Read more here.


CDC recommends vaccinated people wear masks in schools, in some indoor settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the United States where the coronavirus is on the rise.

The CDC quoted new information on Tuesday, July 27 about the assets of the delta variant spread among vaccinated people. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

The CDC said that in the United States, most new infections are among unvaccinated people. But “breakthrough” infections, which generally cause milder illness, can occur in vaccinated people.

Read more here.

Michigan COVID-19 cases reported daily since Nov. 1:


  • November 1 — 3,105 new cases

  • November 2 — 4,882 new cases

  • November 3 — 4,882 new cases

  • November 4 — 5,047 new cases

  • November 5 — 5,047 new cases

  • November 6 — 2,970 new cases

  • November 7 — 2,971 new cases

  • November 8 — 2,971 new cases

  • November 9 — 3,142 new cases

  • November 10 — 3,141 new cases

  • November 11 — 7,939 new cases

  • November 12 — 7,939 new cases

  • November 13 — 7,011 new cases

  • November 14 — 7,011 new cases

  • November 15 — 7,012 new cases

  • November 16 — 7,281 new cases

  • November 17 — 7,280 new cases

  • November 18 — 8,990 new cases

  • November 19 — 8,990 new cases

  • November 20 — 5,669 new cases

  • November 21 — 5,669 new cases

  • November 22 — 5,670 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 reported daily deaths since Oct. 13:

  • November 1 — 22 new deaths (29 in the past two days from vital data)

  • November 2 — 68 new deaths

  • November 3 — 69 new deaths (75 in the past two days from vital data)

  • November 4 — 45 new deaths

  • November 5 — 45 new deaths (48 in the past two days from vital data)

  • November 6 — 15 new deaths

  • November 7 – 16 new deaths

  • November 8 – 16 new deaths (21 from last three days from vital data)

  • November 9 — 81 new deaths

  • Nov 10 — 82 new deaths (88 in the past two days from vital data)

  • November 11 — 41 new deaths

  • November 12 — 42 new deaths (43 in the past two days from vital data)

  • November 13 — 31 new deaths

  • November 14 — 32 new deaths (27 from vital data in the past two days)

  • November 15 — 32 new deaths

  • November 16 — 121 new deaths

  • November 17 — 121 new deaths

  • November 18 — 64 new deaths

  • Nov. 19 — 64 new deaths (71 in the past two days from vital data)

  • November 20 — 27 new deaths

  • November 21 — 28 new deaths

  • November 22 — 28 new deaths (32 from last three days from vital data)

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