Michigan coronavirus cases up to 919,133; Death toll now at 20,011

More than 874,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 919,133 as of Friday, including 20,011 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 3,127 new cases and 29 additional deaths over the past two days -- an average of 1,563.5 cases per day. On Wednesday, the state announced a total of 916,006 cases and 19,982 deaths.

Of the 29 deaths reported, 14 were identified through a Vital Records review.

Michigan is now reporting COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Testing been steady around 10,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 6.93% as of Wednesday, slightly higher than the previous week. The positive test rate has been steadily climbing since the end of June, when it was at its lowest. Hospitalizations have been slowly increasing for the last four weeks.

Cases are rising again in Michigan. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,164 on Wednesday -- a significant jump since the beginning of July. The 7-day death average was 4 on Wednesday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 21,900 on Wednesday.

Michigan has reported more than 9.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 64.4% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 56.1% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 36 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 618,400 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 4.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 352 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 204 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 4.3 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 July 6:

  • 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)
  • July 16 -- 881 new cases (case count for three days)
  • July 20 -- 1,028 new cases (case count for four days)
  • July 23 -- 1,295 new cases (case count for three days)
  • July 27 -- 1,762 new cases (case count for four days)
  • July 30 -- 2,250 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Aug. 3 -- 2,605 new cases (case count for four days)
  • Aug. 6 -- 3,962 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Aug. 9 -- 2,720 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Aug. 11 -- 2,786 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Aug. 13 -- 3,127 new cases (case count for two 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 the Lead Digital Editor 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 and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.