Michigan coronavirus cases up to 134,656; Death toll now at 6,891

More than 100K recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 134,656 as of Saturday, including 6,891 deaths, state officials report.

A total of 104,271 recoveries were reported by the state today.

Saturday’s update represents 1,522 new cases and 15 additional deaths. On Friday, the state reported 133,134 cases and 6,876 deaths.

The deaths announced today includes 28 deaths identified during a Vital Records review. Corrections made by local health departments to the provisional data resulted in a net daily count of 15 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.

Hospitalizations have increased steadily for the last three weeks, including a slight uptick in critical care. 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. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 25,700 as of Thursday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 7.6 million cases reported across the country. More than 214,000 have died in the U.S.

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