Michigan Accounts for One in 10 New Covid Cases in US Amid Surge

‘Astonishing’ rise is a warning sign for other parts of US, say experts as they urge vaccination.

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Michigan is now leading the country in new Covid cases and hospitalizations, accounting for about one in 10 new cases in the US, even though the state represents only 3% of the country’s population.

Cases across the US have risen by 18% in the past week, but some states have seen much more dramatic increases. In Michigan, new cases have gone up by 67% and new hospitalizations by 46% in the past two weeks.

“It’s gobsmacking,” said Aron Sousa, interim dean of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. Read more at the Guardian.

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