Michigan coronavirus cases up to 809,591; Death toll now at 17,139

More than 603,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 809,591 as of Thursday, including 17,139 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update includes a total of 4,867 new cases and 108 additional deaths, including 75 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state reported 804,724 total cases and 17,031 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 13% as of Tuesday, 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 5,744 on Wednesday -- the highest since December, but lower than two weeks ago. The 7-day death average was 56 on Wednesday, slightly higher than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 184,000 on Wednesday. More than 603,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 6.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Thursday, with 46% of residents having received at least one dose.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 31.8 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 569,700 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 144 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3 million have died. More than 82 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 26:

  • 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
  • April 17 -- 5,530 new cases
  • April 19 -- 8,574 new cases (case count for two days)
  • April 20 -- 5,259 new cases
  • April 21 -- 5,584 new cases
  • April 22 -- 4,867 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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