(WSYM) — There are 525,612 total cases of COVID-19 and 13,501 deaths in Michigan, the state reported Tuesday.
That's up 1,994 cases and 100 deaths from the day before. While cases have been plateauing in Michigan, officials say deaths remain high.
With the U.S. currently experiencing what some health officials have called "a surge upon a surge" of COVID-19 spread, the country is recording nearly a quarter of a million new cases of the virus and more than 3,000 deaths every day.
According to the COVID Tracking Project, the U.S. has averaged more than 246,000 new COVID-19 cases for the past seven days. That's the highest the country's seven-day rolling average of new cases has ever been.
In addition, deaths linked to the virus are also at their highest levels since the start of the pandemic. The COVID Tracking Project reports that the U.S. is averaging 3,210 deaths linked to the virus each day for the last week.