Michigan coronavirus cases at record, tops daily tally among U.S. states – Reuters

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(Reuters) - Michigan vaulted to the top of the list of U.S. states in terms of new COVID-19 cases reported last week, after a steep rise in infections that has come about a month after it eased restrictions designed to control the spread of the virus.FILE PHOTO: A band performs while crowds of people walk as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions are eased in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S., April 4, 2021. REUTERS/Emily ElconinThe state reported 11,082 cases on Monday - a two-day tally that included Sunday. That compares with a previous single-day peak of 10,140 new cases on Nov.

20.For the week to April 5, Michigan ranked as the No. 1 state for new cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 people. It is the only state to report more than 7,000 new cases on Monday. (Graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR)Michigan’s rise may reflect the state’s relatively strict approach to controlling the virus compared with other states, particularly in the U.S. South, experts said on...read more...