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Michigan COVID-19 cases shows signs of plateau in latest surge

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New data on COVID cases in Michigan continues to show signs of a plateau in the latest surge.

But the overall number of cases remains near record highs.

Both case numbers, and the number of people hospitalized with the virus had been at the highest level so far in the pandemic. But over the past week or so, there were signs of a letup.

On Monday, the state reported an average of just over 13 thousand new confirmed cases of COVID per day since Saturday.

That’s down from the daily averages last week. Statewide, hospitalizations are also down a bit, though the declines are mostly for hospitals in Southeast Michigan.

The trends could be a sign that Michigan has seen the worst of the latest surge in the omicron variant of COVID. But even as case numbers seem to plateau, hospitals say they remain strained.