Thirty of Michigan’s 83 counties had no new cases or deaths from coronavirus over the two-day weekend, suggesting the state’s vaccination efforts are working.
The state health department reported 419 new cases and 11 deaths Monday for the previous two days, bringing the grim total to 890,764 cases and 19,376 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Case counts continue to drop as more people are vaccinated, allowing the resumption of normal social and economic activities.
The daily counts continue to drop even in the more populated areas where they have remained consistently and relatively high.
Over the weekend there were 54 cases in Wayne County, 39 cases and one death in Macomb County, 36 cases in Oakland County, and 30 cases and three deaths in Detroit.
In west Michigan, there were 43 cases in Kent County, 23 cases in Ottawa County, and 13 cases and one death in Kalamazoo County.
More towards mid Michigan, there were 13 cases and two deaths in Ingham County, 10 cases and one death in Genesee county, and no new cases or deaths in Clare, Gratiot or Isabella counties.
The statewide vaccination rates were 54.4% for people age 12 and older who have started the two-dose regimen, and 47.9% for residents who been completely vaccinated, including 56.54% in Oakland County, 52.64% in Wayne County, 47.37% in Macomb County, and 27.78% in Detroit.