Michigan coronavirus cases up to 871,569; Death toll now at 18,467

More than 703,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 871,569 as of Thursday, including 18,467 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update includes a total of 2,057 new cases and 112 additional deaths, including 73 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, Michigan reported a total of 869,512 cases and 18,355 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 9% as of Tuesday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have declined over the last three 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 2,139 on Wednesday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 57 on Wednesday, slightly lower than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 151,000 on Wednesday. More than 703,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 7.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 55.4% of eligible residents having received at least one dose while 43.6% of eligible residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 32.8 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 583,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 1.3 billion vaccine doses have been administered.

Worldwide, more than 160 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.3 million have died. More than 94 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 27:

  • 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
  • May 10 -- 2,716 new cases (case count for two days)
  • May 11 -- 1,992 new cases
  • May 12 -- 2,171 new cases
  • May 13 -- 2,057 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:

Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.

Ken Haddad is the digital content manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter.