Michigan coronavirus cases up to 886,660; Death toll now at 19,090

More than 791,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 886,660 as of Thursday, including 19,090 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update includes a total of 542 new cases and 59 additional deaths, including 48 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, Michigan reported a total of 886,118 cases and 19,031 deaths.

This is the lowest number of COVID cases for Michigan in a single day since Sept. 22.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 5% as of Thursday, the lowest in several weeks. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks.

Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 28 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 800 on Thursday -- the lowest in several weeks. The 7-day death average was 44 on Thursday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 76,000 on Thursday. More than 791,000 have recovered in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 8.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 58.1% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 48% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33.1 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 589,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 1.6 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 284 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 167 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.4 million have died, 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 May 14:

  • 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
  • May 24 -- 1,378 new cases (case count for two days)
  • May 25 -- 739 new cases
  • May 26 -- 799 new cases
  • May 27 -- 542 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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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.

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