Michigan coronavirus cases up to 883,202; Death toll now at 18,939

More than 791K recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 883,202 as of Saturday, including 18,939 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 1,013 new cases and 86 additional deaths. The deaths announced Saturday include 99 identified during a Vital Records review, which means they did not take place Friday or Saturday.

Friday’s update includes a total of 1,132 new cases and 38 additional deaths.

More than 791,206 have recovered in Michigan.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate around 6% as of Thursday, 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 1,355 on Thursday -- the lowest in several weeks. The 7-day death average was 58 on Thursday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 111,000 on Thursday.

Michigan has reported more than 7.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Thursday, with 57.1% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 46.8% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 589,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 1.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered.

Worldwide, more than 166 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.4 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 March 8:

  • 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
  • May 19 -- 1,560 new cases
  • May 20 -- 1,372 new cases
  • May 21 -- 1,132 new cases
  • May 22 -- 1,013 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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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.