Michigan reports 8,409 new COVID cases, 82 deaths -- average of 4,205 cases per day

More than 931,000 recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

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DETROIT – Michigan reported 8,409 new cases of COVID-19 and 82 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 4,205 cases over the past two days.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,055,420, including 21,313 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,047,011 cases and 21,231 deaths, as of Wednesday.

The deaths announced Friday includes 40 deaths 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 11.18% as of Thursday, slightly lower than the previous week 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 3,542 on Friday -- the highest it has been since early May. The 7-day death average was 35 on Friday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 104,300 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Wednesday, with 68.4% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 59.5% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 48.5 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 703,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 6.3 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 395 million doses in the U.S. alone.

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)
  • Oct. 4 -- 8,704 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Oct. 6 -- 7,674 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Oct. 8 -- 8,413 new cases (case count for two days)

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About the Authors:

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

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.