Michigan reports 6,095 new COVID cases, 59 deaths -- average of 3,047.5 cases per day

More than 882,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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DETROIT – Michigan reported 6,095 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 3,047.5 cases over the past two days, the highest since late April.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 970,412, including 20,506 deaths. These numbers are up from 964,317 cases and 20,447 deaths, as of Wednesday.

The deaths announced Friday include 44 identified during a Vital Records review.

Testing has increased to around 20,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 10.7% 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 on the rise for several weeks.

Cases are rising again in Michigan. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 2,110 on Friday -- a significant jump since the beginning of July. The 7-day death average was 21 on Friday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 63,000 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 9.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Wednesday, with 66.3% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 57.7% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 40 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 650,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 5.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 370 million doses in the U.S. alone.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since Aug. 11:

  • 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)
  • Aug. 23 -- 3,920 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Aug. 25 -- 4,326 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Aug. 27 -- 3,958 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Aug. 30 -- 5,020 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Sept. 1 -- 4,494 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Sept. 3 -- 4,448 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Sept. 7 -- 6,313 new cases (case count for four days)
  • Sept. 8 -- 2,364 new cases (case count for one day)
  • Sept. 10 -- 6,095 new cases (case count for two days)

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About the Authors:

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.

Ken Haddad is the digital special projects manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013.