Michigan Hits Top of List of States for New COVID-19 Cases

April 6, 2021 Updated: April 6, 2021

Michigan vaulted to the top of the list of states in terms of new COVID-19 cases reported last week.

The 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.

Nationwide, new virus infections were up for a third week in a row and hospitalizations also broke an 11-week streak of falling admissions.

Twenty-seven out of 50 states have reported increases in new cases in the past week compared with the previous seven days.