Michigan coronavirus cases up to 723,297; Death toll now at 16,400

More than 577,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 723,297 as of Thursday, including 16,400 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update includes a total of 7,819 new cases and 73 additional deaths, including 43 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state reported 715,478 total cases and 16,327 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 16% as of Wednesday, the highest since early December. The state has reported an up-tick in hospitalizations over the last several weeks, now at its highest point since mid-December.

Related: Michigan COVID hospitalizations: Concerns grow as more younger adults are in ICU

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 6,174 on Wednesday -- the highest since December. The 7-day death average was 31 on Wednesday, slightly higher than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.3%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 122,000 on Tuesday. More than 577,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 4.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Wednesday, with 37% of residents having received at least one dose.

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According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 30.9 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 559,000 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 133 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.8 million have died. More than 75 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 March 16:

  • 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
  • March 22 -- 4,801 new cases (case count for two days)
  • March 23 -- 3,579 new cases
  • March 24 -- 4,454 new cases
  • March 25 -- 5,224 new cases
  • March 26 -- 5,030 new cases
  • March 27 -- 4,670 new cases
  • March 29 -- 8,202 new cases (case count for two days)
  • March 30 -- 5,177 new cases
  • March 31 -- 6,311 new cases
  • April 1 -- 6,036 new cases
  • April 2 -- 5,498 new cases
  • April 3 -- 8,413 new cases
  • April 5 -- 10,293 new cases (case count for two days)
  • April 6 -- 4,964 new cases
  • April 7 -- 8,015 new cases
  • April 8 -- 7,819 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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Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.

Ken Haddad is the digital content manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter.