COVID-19 hospitalizations keep declining in Michigan, which many experts believe is a sign that Michigan is over the peak of the omicron surge.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ new data shows that the total number of people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state is currently at 2,516. That tally has declined for 24 consecutive days, going back to Jan. 14.
January was a rough month of COVID-19 cases in Michigan. The state broke a record number of people hospitalized on Jan. 10 with 4,580 people reporting cases of COVID-19. Also on Jan. 10, 117 children in the hospital had COVID-19.
The latest number from Feb. 7 show that 62 children are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
As for general cases across Michigan, those numbers are falling at a record rate, which is good news for both residents and health care workers. The Feb. 7 numbers show an average of 3,299 cases per day between Friday and Sunday. That marks lowest average number of daily new COVID-19 positive test results since November.
The most people hospitalized with COVID-19 are in the Detroit area. Region 2S – counting Detroit and Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne counties – reported 705 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Region 2N – counting Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties – reported 550 people hospitalized with COVID-19.