Michigan’s latest rise in new Covid-19 cases rivals highs reached during the prolonged fall surge.
The state’s seven-day case average of newly reported cases remained above 7,000 for nearly two weeks, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, before falling slightly to 6,891 on Tuesday.
At the end of November, when Michigan was at the center of a fresh rise in infections that would eventually encompass the entire nation, the state averaged more than 7,000 cases a day for 10 days. Cases then dropped before briefly peaking again in early December and then fell for the next two months, to the low 1,000s. Since then, cases have been on the rise and remained near previous highs.