Michigan coronavirus cases up to 618,421; Death toll now at 15,835

More than 556,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 618,421 as of Thursday, including 15,835 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update includes a total of 2,629 new cases and 25 additional deaths, including 24 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state reported 615,792 total cases and 15,810 deaths.

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Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 6% as of Wednesday. The state has reported a slight up-tick in Hospitalizations over the last three weeks.

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 2,073 on Wednesday -- the highest since early January. The 7-day death average was 14 on Wednesday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 43,300 on Wednesday -- near the lowest it’s been since October. More than 556,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 3.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, as of Wednesday, with 25% of residents having received at least one dose.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.6 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 538,100 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 121 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.6 million have died. More than 68 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.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since Feb. 18

  • Feb. 18 -- 888 new cases
  • Feb. 19 -- 1,193 new cases
  • Feb. 20 -- 635 new cases
  • Feb. 22 -- 1,484 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Feb. 23 -- 1,316 new cases
  • Feb. 24 -- 1,245 new cases
  • Feb. 25 -- 1,388 new cases
  • Feb. 26 -- 1,073 new cases
  • Feb. 27 -- 1,156 new cases
  • March 1 -- 1,569 new cases (case count for two days)
  • March 2 -- 1,067 new cases
  • March 3 -- 1,536 new cases
  • March 4 -- 1,526 new cases
  • March 5 -- 1,486 new cases
  • March 6 -- 1,289 new cases
  • March 8 -- 1,960 new cases (case count for two days)
  • March 9 -- 954 new cases
  • March 10 -- 2,316 new cases
  • March 11 -- 2,091 new cases
  • March 12 -- 2,403 new cases
  • March 13 -- 1,659 new cases
  • March 15 -- 3,143 new cases (case count for two days)
  • March 16 -- 2,048 new cases
  • March 17 -- 3,164 new cases
  • March 18 -- 2,629 new cases

Latest COVID-19 data in Michigan:

Here is a charted timeline of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan:

Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender (view here if you’re not seeing the table):

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