Michigan coronavirus cases up to 844,385; Death toll now at 17,742

More than 660,000 people recovered

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 844,385 as of Saturday, including 17,742 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 3,431 new cases and 131 additional deaths, but 98 deaths were identified during a vital records review. Friday’s update included a total of 3,440 new cases and 35 additional deaths.

On Saturday, the state reported a total of 660,124 recoveries from the virus.

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

Read: Whitmer announces Michigan will ease specific COVID restrictions as 4 vaccination goals are reached

Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 10 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 3,581 on Saturday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 72 on Saturday, 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 166,500 on Saturday.

Michigan has reported more than 6.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 50% of eligible residents having received at least one dose while 38% of eligible residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 32 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 576,900 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 151 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.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since April 7:

  • 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
  • April 23 -- 5,031 new cases
  • April 24 -- 4,698 new cases
  • April 26 -- 6,524 new cases (case count for two days)
  • April 27 -- 3,676 new cases
  • April 28 -- 4,371 new cases
  • April 29 -- 3,623 new cases
  • April 30 -- 3,440 new cases
  • May 1 -- 3,431 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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