Hillsdale County reported 112 additional cases of COVID-19 this week

New coronavirus cases jumped in Michigan in the week ending July 31, rising 19.5% as 19,653 cases were reported. The previous week had 16,445 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Michigan ranked 33rd among the states with the fastest spread of the coronavirus per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Over the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States are up 7.4% from the previous week, with 906,593 cases reported. With 3% of the nation’s population, Michigan recorded 2.17% of the nation’s cases last week. Across the country, 28 states had more cases in the past week than the previous week.

Hillsdale County has reported 112 cases and one death in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 97 cases and two deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 11,195 cases and 207 deaths.


In Michigan, the worst weekly outbreaks per person occurred in Keweenaw County with 425 cases per 100,000 per week; Baraga County with 341; and Branch County with 319. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high levels of community transmission start at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

Adding the most new cases overall was Wayne County, with 3,531; Oakland County, with 2,731; and Macomb County, with 2,045. Weekly case counts increased in 65 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace occurred in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.


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​ Cases fell in 18 Michigan counties, with the best drops in Isabella County, with 40 cases from 57 a week earlier; in the department of Algiers, with 7 cases out of 22; and in Gogebic County, with 41 out of 56 cases. ​

In Michigan, ​ 137 ​ people were reported dead from COVID-19 in the week ending July 31. In the previous week, 149 people were reported dead.

A total of 2,672,312 people in Michigan have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 37,428 people have died from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 91,316,648 people have tested positive and 1,029,926 people have died.

Note: In Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, cases and deaths for Michigan Department of Corrections and Federal Correctional Institution separately from Michigan counties.

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Michigan COVID-19 hospital admissions increase

USA TODAY analyzed data from federal hospitals as of Sunday, July 31. Probable COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 1,240
  • The week before: 1,112
  • Four weeks ago: 860

Probable COVID patients admitted to the country:

  • Last week: 75,143
  • The week before: 73,476
  • Four weeks ago: 63,312

Hospitals in 24 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 21 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds. Hospitals in 30 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week earlier, according to USA TODAY analysis of US Health and Human Services data.

The USA TODAY Network posts 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 any questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at [email protected].

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