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

More than 562K recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

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.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.7 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 541,000 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 122 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.7 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.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since Feb. 20

  • 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
  • March 19 -- 3,730 new cases
  • March 20 -- 2,660 new cases

Latest COVID-19 data in Michigan:

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

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About the Authors:

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.