Michigan coronavirus cases up to 132,039; Death toll now at 6,869

Nearly 100,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 132,039 as of Thursday, including 6,869 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update represents 1,197 cases, with an additional 22 deaths, including 20 from Vital Records. On Wednesday, the state reported 1,016 and nine deaths.

New COVID-19 cases have slightly increased in the last two weeks, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate just above 3 percent over the last 10 days. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.

Hospitalizations have increased steadily for the last two weeks, but critical care data remains stable. Ventilator use is near its lowest point since tracking, dating back to April.

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 923 on Thursday, the highest since late April. The state’s fatality rate is 5.2 percent. Michigan has reported 99,521 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 25,700 as of Thursday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 2.9 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 7.5 million cases reported across the country. More than 212,200 have died in the U.S.

Worldwide, more than 36.3 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 1 million 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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