Michigan coronavirus cases up to 622,151; Death toll now at 15,850

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 622,151 as of Friday, including 15,850 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 3,730 new cases and 15 additional deaths. On Thursday, the state reported 618,421 total cases and 15,835 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 Thursday. 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 2,149 on Thursday -- the highest since early January. The 7-day death average was 16 on Thursday and has been flat for several weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 45,900 on Thursday -- near the lowest it’s been since October. More than 556,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 3.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, as of Wednesday, with 25.6% 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 539,800 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 121.9 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.69 million have died. More than 69 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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