Michigan coronavirus cases up to 896,717; Death toll now at 19,832

More than 868,000 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 896,717 as of Tuesday, including 19,832 deaths, state officials report.

Tuesday’s update includes a total of 650 new cases and 31 additional deaths over the past four days -- an average of 162.5 cases per day. On Friday, the state announced a total of 896,067 cases and 19,801 deaths.

The deaths announced Tuesday include 27 from a review of Vital Records.

Testing has been steady around 20,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 1.6% as of Friday, near the lowest on record. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks, now near the lowest point since the start of the pandemic.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 144 on Friday -- the lowest since June 2020. The 7-day death average was 8 on Friday, the lowest since March. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 10,000 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Wednesday, with 62.4% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 54% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33.7 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 605,500 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 3.2 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 322 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 184 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.98 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 June 25:

  • June 25 -- 40 new cases
  • June 28 -- 311 new cases (case count for three days)
  • June 29 -- 173 new cases
  • June 30 -- 195 new cases
  • July 1 -- 228 new cases
  • July 2 -- 101 new cases
  • July 6 -- 438 new cases (case count for four days)
  • July 9 -- 672 new cases (case count for three days)
  • July 13 -- 650 new cases (case count for four days)

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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