Michigan coronavirus cases up to 874,624; Death toll now at 18,607

More than 755K recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 874,624 as of Saturday, including 18,607 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 1,289 new cases and 107 additional deaths.

The deaths announced Saturday include 91 identified during a vital records review, which means they did not take place on Friday or Saturday.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 8% as of Thursday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have declined over the last three weeks.

A total of 755,119 have recovered in Michigan.

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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 1,931 on Thursday -- lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 66 on Thursday, 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 153,000 on Thursday.

Michigan has reported more than 7.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 55.6% of residents 16+ having received at least one dose while 44.2% 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 585,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 1.3 billion vaccine doses have been administered.

Worldwide, more than 162 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
  • May 14 -- 1,766 new cases
  • May 15 -- 1,289 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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Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.