Michigan coronavirus cases up to 862,633; Death toll now at 18,206

More than 700K recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 862,633 as of Saturday, including 18,206 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 1,825 new cases and 122 additional deaths -- 83 of those deaths were identified during a Vital Records review.

As of Saturday, a total of 703,746 have recovered in Michigan.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 10% as of Thursday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have dropped slightly over the last two weeks.

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Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 10 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 2,934 on Thursday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 73 on Thursday, 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 179,000 on Thursday.

Michigan said late Friday that 54% of adults ages 16 and up have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot, a roughly 2.5 percentage point jump after factoring in people who were vaccinated outside the state or at federal facilities.

The addition of nearly 227,000 residents to the state’s count put Michigan close to a 55% benchmark Gov. Gretchen says is needed to allow in-person work in all sectors, including offices. The reopening step will occur two weeks after the milestone is reached.

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According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 32.6 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 580,000 deaths reported from the virus.

Worldwide, more than 157 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.2 million have died. More than 92 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
  • May 6 -- 3,514 new cases
  • May 7 -- 2,758 new cases
  • May 8 -- 1,825 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:

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.