Michigan coronavirus cases up to 825,844; Death toll now at 17,324

More than 626,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 825,844 as of Monday, including 17,324 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update includes a total of 6,524 new cases and 35 additional deaths. These totals are for the last two days.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 11% as of Monday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have plateaued over the last week but remain high.

Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 10 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 4,566 on Monday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 57 on Monday, 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 182,000 on Monday. More than 626,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 6.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 47% of residents having received at least one dose.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 32 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 572,200 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 147 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.1 million have died. More than 84 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.

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