Michigan reports 18,443 new COVID cases, 277 deaths -- average of 9,221.5 cases per day

More than 1 million recoveries from COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – Michigan reported 18,443 new cases of COVID-19 and 277 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 9,221.5 cases over the past two days, nearly the highest daily total since the start of the pandemic.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,336,566, including 24,367 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,318,123 cases and 24,090 deaths, as of Wednesday.

The deaths announced Friday include 169 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 19.6% as of Wednesday -- an increase from last week. Hospitalizations have been steadily increasing for several weeks and are at the highest point of the pandemic.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 7,167 on Friday. The 7-day death average was 93 on Friday. The state’s fatality rate is 1.8%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 222,100 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 10.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Monday, with 71% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 61.4% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 48 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 775,600 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 7.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 452 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 259 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. 25:

  • 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)
  • Nov. 19 -- 17,980 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Nov. 22 -- 17,008 new cases (case count for three days)
  • Nov. 24 -- 17,003 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Nov. 29 -- 25,329 new cases (case count for five days)
  • Dec. 1 -- 16,530 new cases (case count for two days)
  • Dec. 3 -- 18,443 new cases (case count for two days)

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Derick is the Lead Digital Editor 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 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.