Royal Oak Tribune

State reports 4,101 new cases

- By Stephen Frye sfrye@medianewsg­roup.com @stevefrye on Twitter

Michigan’s coronaviru­s caseload jumped by more than 4,000 on Wednesday for the first time on a single day.

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services show a new total of confirmed cases — as the primary reporting was delayed — that indicates the new cases numbered 4,101.

Nineteen new deaths also are listed.

The state now has had 192,096 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 7,419 deaths, since the pandemic arrived in March.

With this update, Michigan had seen 13,916 cases in just the first four days of November, as the sevenday average achieved a new high — now at 3,507 — four times the average seen just one month ago and more than twice as high as the number two weeks ago.

On Oct. 4, the seven- day average was at just 870. On Oct. 21, it it hit 1,703.

The update on Wednesday came as the worldwide caseload neared 47.9 million, and deaths were above 1.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the U. S., 9.44 million cases have been diagnosed and more than 233,000 have died. Michigan remained 14th between Pennsylvan­ia and Alabama.

Counting the probable cases, Michigan has seen 212,160 cases and 7,782.

Local trends

In southeaste­rn Michigan, Wayne County, excluding Detroit, added 393 cases to get to 24,157. Deaths were up by four to 1,347.

In Oakland County, cases jumped again by 348, having previously gone up by 354, and it ended Wednesday at 23,255 confirmed cases. The county had added 1,869 cases in just five days and 2,512 in a week. Oakland County’s seven- day average was at 359 after Wednesday’s update.

Throughout Oakland County, various school districts have or were planning to move back into online schooling.

On the verge of passing 20,000 cases, Macomb County was up by 367 cases and has seen a total of 19,928 confirmed cases.

Just to the north, Genesee’s 175 new cases put them at 6,723 and Saginaw County’s 95 moved them to 4,306, and to the west, Washtenaw County was up by 96 to hit 5,421.

In Ingham County in mid- Michigan, they just passed 5,000 cases with 22 new infections to land at 5,006.

In the counties north of Lansing, Isabella County leapt by 41 cases to reach 1,114, and Gratiot County was up 35 for a total of 623. In rural Clare County, 17 new cases put them at 324.

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