Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 114,692; Death toll now at 6,632

More than 85,000 recoveries confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 114,692 as of Thursday, including 6,632 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update represents 829 new cases and nine additional deaths, including five from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state totals were 113,863 cases and 6,623 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 3.5 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 85,513 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 21,800 as of Wednesday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 753 on Wednesday. The state’s fatality rate is 5.8 percent.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 2.5 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 6.6 million cases reported across the country. More than 197,000 have died in the U.S.

Worldwide, more than 29.9 million people have been confirmed infected and over 942,300 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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