Michigan coronavirus cases up to 590,217; Death toll now at 15,558

More than 541,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 590,217 as of Tuesday, including 15,558 deaths, state officials report.

Tuesday’s update includes a total of 1,067 new cases and 24 additional deaths, including 12 from a Vital Records review. On Monday, the state reported 589,150 confirmed cases, including 15,534 deaths.

New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths have slowed. Testing has slowed in the last week, dropping to about 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate down below 4.0% as of Tuesday. Hospitalizations declined for several weeks and have been flat for the last week.

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,107 on Monday -- which is up slightly from last week. The 7-day death average was 22 on Monday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 32,400 on Monday -- the lowest it’s been since October. More than 541,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 2.2 million doses of the COVID-19 administered, as of Monday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 28.6 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 514,600 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 114.5 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.5 million have died. More than 64 million have recovered, 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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