Michigan reports 14,561 new COVID cases, 242 deaths -- average of 7,281 cases per day

More than 1 million recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – Michigan reported 14,561 new cases of COVID-19 and 242 virus-related deaths Wednesday -- an average of 7,280.5 cases over the past two days.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,224,273, including 23,104 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,209,712 cases and 22,862 deaths, as of Monday.

The deaths announced Wednesday include 177 identified during a Vital Records review.

Testing has increased to around 40,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 16.8% as of Monday, an increase from last week. Hospitalizations have been steadily increasing for several weeks and are near spring peak levels.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 7,353 on Wednesday, the highest on record. The 7-day death average was 63 on Wednesday. The state’s fatality rate is 1.9%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 153,000 on Wednesday.

Michigan has reported more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 70.2% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 61.3% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 46.9 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 762,500 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 7.4 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 435 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 252 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 5 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 Oct. 15:

  • Oct. 15 -- 8,297 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Oct. 18 -- 8,496 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Oct. 20 -- 7,108 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Oct. 22 -- 7,505 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Oct. 25 -- 7,856 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Oct. 27 -- 7,867 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Oct. 29 -- 8,078 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Nov. 1 -- 9,313 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Nov. 3 -- 9,764 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Nov. 5 -- 10,094 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Nov. 8 -- 8,911 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Nov. 10 -- 6,283 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Nov. 12 -- 15,878 new cases (processing delay inflated the two-day case count)
  • Nov. 15 -- 21,034 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Nov. 17 -- 14,561 new cases (case count for two days)

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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.