Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 110,832; Death toll now at 6,578

More than 80,000 recoveries confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 110,832 as of Friday, including 6,578 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update represents 1,313 new cases and nine additional deaths, the highest single-day total for cases since April. On Thursday, the state totals were 109,519 cases and 6,569 deaths.

New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.

Hospitalizations have increased slightly over the last month but remain lower than in April. Ventilator use is at its lowest point since tracking.

Michigan has reported 80,678 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 22,300 on Thursday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 732 on Thursday. The state’s fatality rate is 6.0 percent.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 2.4 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 6.4 million cases reported across the country. More than 192,000 have died in the U.S.

Worldwide, more than 28.2 million people have been confirmed infected and over 910,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.

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