Michigan reports 8,058 new COVID cases, 79 deaths -- average of 4,029 cases per day

More than 917,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – Michigan reported 8,058 new cases of COVID-19 and 79 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 4,029 cases over the past two days.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,030,633, including 21,077 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,022,575 cases and 20,998 deaths, as of Wednesday.

The deaths announced Friday include 42 identified during a Vital Records review.

Testing has increased to around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 9.3% as of Wednesday, slightly lower than the previous couple of weeks due to the increasing test volume. Hospitalizations have been steadily increasing for several weeks.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 2,935 on Wednesday -- the highest it has been since early May. The 7-day death average was 32 on Wednesday and has been steadily increasing for weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 85,700 on Wednesday.

Michigan has reported more than 9.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 67.6% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 58.9% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated. More than 103,000 booster doses have been administered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 40.9 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 659,900 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 3.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 370 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 224 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 4.6 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.

New daily Michigan COVID-19 totals since Sept. 3:

  • 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)
  • Sept. 13 -- 6,093 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Sept. 15 -- 6,604 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Sept. 17 -- 5,616 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Sept. 20 -- 7,185 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Sept. 22 -- 6,079 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Sept. 24 -- 6,080 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Sept. 27 -- 7,733 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Sept. 29 -- 6,733 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Oct. 1 -- 8,058 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.