Michigan coronavirus cases up to 779,777; Death toll now at 16,771

More than 587,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 779,777 as of Friday, including 16,771 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 8,955 new cases and 40 additional deaths. On Thursday, the state reported 770,822 total cases and 16,731 deaths.

This is the second highest single-day case total in Michigan since the start of the pandemic.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 14% as of Friday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have increased over the last several weeks, now at the highest point of the pandemic.

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Michigan continues to lead the nation in new COVID-19 cases. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 6,949 on Friday -- the highest since November. The 7-day death average was 47 on Friday, slightly higher than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 175,000 on Friday. More than 587,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 5.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Thursday, with 44% of residents having received at least one dose.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 31.5 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 565,000 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 139 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.9 million have died. More than 79 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 24:

  • 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
  • April 9 -- 7,834 new cases
  • April 10 -- 6,892 new cases
  • April 12 -- 9,674 new cases (case count for two days)
  • April 13 -- 8,867 new cases
  • April 14 -- 7,955 new cases
  • April 15 -- 6,303 new cases
  • April 16 -- 8,955 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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About the Authors:

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.