Michigan coronavirus cases up to 878,125; Death toll now at 18,710

More than 755,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 878,125 as of Tuesday, including 18,710 deaths, state officials report.

Tuesday’s update includes a total of 1,271 new cases and 83 additional deaths, including 27 from a Vital Records review. On Monday, Michigan reported a total of 876,854 cases and 18,627 deaths.

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

Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 21 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,644 on Monday -- the lowest in several weeks. The 7-day death average was 51 on Monday, 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 107,000 on Monday. More than 755,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 7.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 56.3% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 49% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

Related: 4 data points that show how Michigan COVID surge has slowed as vaccine coverage increased

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 32.9 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 585,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 1.47 billion vaccine doses have been administered.

Worldwide, more than 163 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.3 million have died. More than 95 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
  • May 17 -- 2,230 new cases (case count for two days)
  • May 18 -- 1,271 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.