Michigan adds 32,957 cases, 274 deaths from COVID-19 over five days

Michigan added 32,957 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 274 deaths from the virus on Monday, including totals from Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

The additions bring the state totals to 1,481,480 confirmed cases and 26,650 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The state averaged 6,591 cases per day over the five days. Of the latest deaths reported, 158 were identified during a vital records review, state health officials noted.

Michigan’s top health officials have described the state’s COVID-19 situation as “critical,” and are urging vaccinations and boosters and masking amid a fourth surge of the virus that’s bringing record levels of hospitalizations.

On Monday, the state health department reported 3,797 adults were hospitalized with confirmed virus infections, as were 55 children. That tally has been trending upward since July but lessened slightly late this month.

said Monday.