DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 889,511 as of Thursday, including 19,266 deaths, state officials report.
Thursday’s update includes a total of 510 new cases and 57 additional deaths.
A note on the death count today from MDHHS: “Regular reviews of death certificate data maintained in Vital Records reporting systems are conducted by MDHHS staff three times per week. As a part of this process, records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death are compared against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified. These matched deaths are then included with mortality information posted to the Michigan Coronavirus website. As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 62 additional deaths identified by this methodology. Corrections made to the provisional case data resulted in a net daily count of 57 deaths.”
Testing has been steady around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 4% as of Thursday, the lowest in several weeks. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks.
The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 412 on Wednesday -- the lowest in several weeks. The 7-day death average was 24 on Wednesday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 51,600 on Wednesday. More than 818,000 have recovered from the virus in Michigan.
Michigan has reported more than 8.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Wednesday, with 59.1% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 49.7% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33.3 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 595,800 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 2 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 296 million doses in the U.S. alone.
Worldwide, more than 171 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.6 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.
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The curfew on Michigan restaurants and bars will be lifted today, the first step of the state’s new plan for fully reopening.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office outlined a new version of the “MI Vacc To Normal” plan in May, which included the end of the curfew requirement for restaurants and bars, starting June 1.
Previously, all bars and restaurants were required to stop offering indoor dining by 11 p.m. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services initially implemented a 10 p.m. curfew in November.
Additionally, restaurants don’t have to limit individual table capacity, which was at a maximum of 6 people per table.
“So June 1, and then July 1 -- those are the two steps,” Whitmer said. “We’ve collapsed the Vacc To Normal (plan) because it became very clear that it was important for us to give people sure dates and confidence that we can be safe doing this. So that’s why we’ve reconfigured the plan.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spoke Monday about the steps and rules residents will have to follow as they return to in-person work across the state.
On May 10, Michigan surpassed the milestone of 55% of people ages 16 and up receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, in-person work was set to resume two weeks later: today, May 24.
Whitmer spoke from a Grand Rapids business Monday to outline MIOSHA’s rules for returning to the workplace.
“Back in October 2020, MIOSHA issued emergency COVID rules, laying out specific mitigation measures, helping businesses keep patrons and their workplace safe,” Whitmer said. “These emergency rules had an expiration date of October 2021, meaning they would expire automatically unless formalized into permanent rules.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer officially revealed Michigan’s new schedule for eliminating COVID restrictions and returning to normal.
On Wednesday, the governor’s office hinted that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would update its pandemic order after the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention made changes to its recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
Less than 24 hours later, Whitmer held a COVID briefing and announced a revised MI Vacc To Normal plan as cases decline and the number of vaccinated residents rises.
Michigan is lifting mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings for fully vaccinated residents, matching newly issued guidance from the CDC.
The new order took effect on Saturday, May 15.
Under the updated MDHHS Gatherings and Mask Order, Michiganders who are outdoors will no longer need to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
While indoors, fully vaccinated Michiganders will no longer need to wear a mask, but residents who are not vaccinated, or have not completed their vaccinations, must continue to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others.
After July 1, the broad indoor mask mandate will expire.
Michigan has reached the first of four vaccine milestones that will trigger the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the state.
At the end of April, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed the state will ease COVID-19 restrictions based on the percentage of Michiganders who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That plan has since changed into something different entirely, but some restrictions are still affected by it.
Weeks ago, the state of Michigan reached the threshold of 55% of residents having received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. Under the initial reopening plan, once the 55% threshold was reached, in-person work can resume two weeks later (May 24).
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since May 1:
- May 1 -- 3,431 new cases
- May 2 -- 2,517 new cases
- May 3 -- 2,518 new cases
- May 4 -- 2,527 new case
- 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 9 -- 1,358 new cases
- May 10 -- 1,358 new cases
- 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 16 -- 1,115 new cases
- May 17 -- 1,115 new cases
- 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 23 -- 689 new cases
- May 24 -- 689 new cases
- May 25 -- 739 new cases
- May 26 -- 799 new cases
- May 27 -- 542 new cases
- May 28 -- 614 new cases
- May 29 -- 445 new cases
- May 30 -- 286 new cases
- May 31 -- 288 new cases
- June 1 -- 288 new cases
- June 2 -- 420 new cases
- June 3 -- 510 new cases
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since May 1:
- May 1 -- 131 new deaths (98 from vital records)
- May 2 -- 14 new deaths
- May 3 -- 15 new deaths
- May 4 -- 126 new deaths (51 from vital records)
- May 5 -- 42 new deaths
- May 6 -- 115 (92 from vital records)
- May 7 -- 30 new deaths
- May 8 -- 122 new deaths (83 from vital records)
- May 9 -- 17 new deaths
- May 10 -- 16 new deaths
- May 11 -- 99 new deaths (32 from vital records)
- May 12 -- 17 new deaths
- May 13 -- 112 new deaths (73 from vital records)
- May 14 -- 33 new deaths
- May 15 -- 107 new deaths
- May 16 -- 10 new deaths
- May 17 -- 10 new deaths
- May 18 -- 83 new deaths (27 from vital records)
- May 19 -- 31 new deaths
- May 20 -- 74 new deaths (61 from vital records)
- May 21 -- 38 new deaths
- May 22 -- 86 new deaths (99 from vital records)
- May 23 -- 7 new deaths
- May 24 -- 7 new deaths
- May 25 -- 66 new deaths (31 from vital records)
- May 26 -- 12 new deaths
- May 27 -- 59 new deaths (48 from vital records)
- May 28 -- 24 new deaths
- May 29 -- 49 new deaths
- May 30 -- 4 new deaths
- May 31 -- 4 new deaths
- June 1 -- 5 new deaths
- June 2 -- 33 new deaths
- June 3 -- 57 new deaths
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