Michigan coronavirus cases up to 624,811; Death toll now at 15,897

More than 562K recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 624,811 as of Saturday, including 15,897 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 2,660 new COVID-19 cases and 47 additional deaths. The deaths announced Saturday include 39 deaths identified during a Vital Records review, meaning they did not occur on either Friday or Saturday.

On Friday, the state reported a total of 622,151 cases and 15,850 additional deaths.

As of Saturday, a total of 562,775 have recovered from COVID-19 in Michigan.

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.

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.

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