The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 854,536 as of Wednesday, including 17,939 deaths, state officials report.
Wednesday’s update includes a total of 2,589 new cases and 42 additional deaths. On Tuesday, Michigan reported a total of 851,947 cases and 17,897 deaths.
Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate above 10% as of Tuesday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have dropped slightly over the last week.
Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 10 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 3,204 on Tuesday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 72 on Tuesday, 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 173,000 on Tuesday. More than 660,000 have recovered in Michigan.
Michigan has reported more than 7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 50.6% 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 32.4 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 577,000 deaths reported from the virus.
Worldwide, more than 152 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.2 million have died. More than 89 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 15:
- 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
- May 3 -- 5,035 new cases (case count for two days)
- May 4 -- 2,527 new cases
- May 5 -- 2,589 new cases
Latest COVID-19 data in Michigan:
- Full coverage: Coronavirus in Michigan
Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender (view here if you’re not seeing the table):