LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s weekly number of people getting an initial COVID-19 shot has risen for the third straight week after having consistently dropped for two months.
The increase coincided with the spread of the delta variant — the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet — and a $5 million state sweepstakes designed to incentivize vaccinations.
There were about 41,000 first-dose immunizations last week, the most since the week of June 13-19.
Fewer people were vaccinated in July than in June — roughly 192,000 vs. approximately 167,000 — but officials say vaccination rates always are lower in the middle of the summer.
The following U.S. county map shows the 7-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases. This map will automatically update daily.