Michigan coronavirus cases up to 929,574; Death toll now at 20,113

More than 875,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 929,574 as of Friday, including 20,113 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 4,197 new cases and 37 additional deaths over the past two days -- an average of about 2,098 cases per day. On Wednesday, the state announced a total of 925,377 cases and 20,076 deaths.

The deaths announced Friday include 13 identified during a Vital Records review.

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

Testing has dropped to around 10,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 8.35% as of Friday, 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 are up more than 230% since July 1.

Cases are rising again in Michigan. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,492 on Friday -- a significant jump since the beginning of July. The 7-day death average was 15 on Friday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 35,000 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 9.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 65% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 54.9% of 12+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 37 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 623,300 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 4.7 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 356 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 208 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 20:

  • 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)
  • Aug. 16 -- 3,554 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Aug. 18 -- 2,690 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Aug. 20 -- 4,197 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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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.

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.