Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know Jan. 28, 2022

26,309 new COVID cases reported over 2-day period

Michigan COVID data Jan. 28, 2022 (WDIV)

DETROIT – Michigan reported 26,309 new cases of COVID-19 and 173 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 13,154.5 cases over the past two days.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,959,371, including 29,778 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,933,062 cases and 29,605 deaths, as of Wednesday.

The deaths announced Friday include 121 identified during a Vital Records review.

Testing has increased to around 50,000 to 60,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 29.07% as of Jan. 26 -- slightly lower than last week. Hospitalizations have decreased over the last week.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 13,301 on Friday, Jan. 28, lower than the previous week. The 7-day death average was 87 on Jan. 28. The state’s fatality rate is 1.7%.

Michigan has reported more than 11.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Jan. 25, with 69.4% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose, while 63.5% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

Across Michigan’s entire population, 65% have received at least one COVID vaccine dose.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 73 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 878,400 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 9.9 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 533 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 366 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 5.6 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.


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Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Dec. 1:

  • Dec. 1 -- 8,265 new cases
  • Dec. 2 -- 9,221 new cases
  • Dec. 3 -- 9,222 new cases
  • Dec. 4 -- 5,530 new cases
  • Dec. 5 -- 5,530 new cases
  • Dec. 6 -- 5,530 new cases
  • Dec. 7 -- 7,693 new cases
  • Dec. 8 -- 7,692 new cases
  • Dec. 9 -- 5,891 new cases
  • Dec. 10 -- 5,892 new cases
  • Dec. 11 -- 5,381 new cases
  • Dec. 12 -- 5,381 new cases
  • Dec. 13 -- 5,381 new cases
  • Dec. 14 -- 5,861 new cases
  • Dec. 15 -- 5,861 new cases
  • Dec. 16 -- 6,325 new cases
  • Dec. 17 -- 6,324 new cases
  • Dec. 18 -- 4,666 new cases
  • Dec. 19 -- 4,666 new cases
  • Dec. 20 -- 4,667 new cases
  • Dec. 21 -- 6,843 new cases
  • Dec. 22 -- 6,843 new cases
  • Dec. 23 -- 6,591 new cases
  • Dec. 24 -- 6,591 new cases
  • Dec. 25 -- 6,591 new cases
  • Dec. 26 -- 6,592 new cases
  • Dec. 27 -- 6,592 new cases
  • Dec. 28 -- 12,929 new cases
  • Dec. 29 -- 12,929 new cases
  • Dec. 30 -- 12,247 new cases
  • Dec. 31 -- 12,247 new cases
  • Jan. 1 -- 12,247 new cases
  • Jan. 2 -- 12,247 new cases
  • Jan. 3 -- 12,247 new cases
  • Jan. 4 -- 13,673 new cases
  • Jan. 5 -- 13,673 new cases
  • Jan. 6 -- 20,346 new cases
  • Jan. 7 -- 20,346 new cases
  • Jan. 8 -- 14,841 new cases
  • Jan. 9 -- 14,841 new cases
  • Jan. 10 -- 14,842 new cases
  • Jan. 11 -- 14,229 new cases
  • Jan. 12 -- 14,229 new cases
  • Jan. 13 -- 18,557 new cases
  • Jan. 14 -- 18,557 new cases
  • Jan. 15 -- 17,201 new cases
  • Jan. 16 -- 17,202 new cases
  • Jan. 17 -- 17,202 new cases
  • Jan. 18 -- 17,202 new cases
  • Jan. 19 -- 17,202 new cases
  • Jan. 20 -- 16,775 new cases
  • Jan. 21 -- 16,776 new cases
  • Jan. 22 -- 13,124 new cases
  • Jan. 23 -- 13,124 new cases
  • Jan. 24 -- 13,124 new cases
  • Jan. 25 -- 13,711 new cases
  • Jan. 26 -- 13,712 new cases
  • Jan. 27 -- 13,155 new cases
  • Jan. 28 -- 13,154 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Dec. 1:

  • Dec. 1 -- 179 deaths (160 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 2 -- 138 new deaths
  • Dec. 3 -- 139 new deaths (169 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 4 -- 42 new deaths
  • Dec. 5 -- 42 new deaths
  • Dec. 6 -- 43 new deaths (47 from past three days from vital records)
  • Dec. 7 -- 175 new deaths
  • Dec. 8 -- 175 new deaths (185 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 9 -- 117 new deaths
  • Dec. 10 -- 118 new deaths (151 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 11 -- 53 new deaths
  • Dec. 12 -- 53 new deaths
  • Dec. 13 -- 54 new deaths (36 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 14 -- 165 new deaths
  • Dec. 15 -- 165 new deaths ( 230 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 16 -- 127 new deaths
  • Dec. 17 -- 127 new deaths (159 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 18 -- 53 new deaths
  • Dec. 19 -- 53 new deaths
  • Dec. 20 -- 54 new deaths (63 from past three days from vital records)
  • Dec. 21 -- 196 new deaths
  • Dec. 22 -- 196 new deaths (250 from past two days from vital records)
  • Dec. 23 -- 54 new deaths (158 from past two five from vital records)
  • Dec. 24 -- 55 new deaths
  • Dec. 25 -- 55 new deaths
  • Dec. 26 -- 55 new deaths
  • Dec. 27 -- 55 new deaths
  • Dec. 28 -- 169 new deaths (232 from past five days from vital records)
  • Dec. 29 -- 169 new deaths
  • Dec. 30 -- 59 new deaths
  • Dec. 31 -- 59 new deaths
  • Jan. 1 -- 60 new deaths
  • Jan. 2 -- 60 new deaths
  • Jan. 3 -- 60 new deaths (172 from past five days from vital records)
  • Jan. 4 -- 138 new deaths
  • Jan. 5 -- 139 new deaths (165 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 6 -- 129 new deaths
  • Jan. 7 -- 130 new deaths (136 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 8 -- 18 new deaths
  • Jan. 9 -- 19 new deaths
  • Jan. 10 -- 19 new deaths
  • Jan. 11 -- 175 new deaths
  • Jan. 12 -- 175 new deaths (282 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 13 -- 125 new deaths
  • Jan. 14 -- 126 new deaths (140 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 15 -- 100 new deaths
  • Jan. 16 -- 100 new deaths
  • Jan. 17 -- 100 new deaths
  • Jan. 18 -- 100 new deaths
  • Jan. 19 -- 101 new deaths (346 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 20 -- 105 new deaths
  • Jan. 21 -- 105 new deaths (79 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 22 -- 12 new deaths
  • Jan. 23 -- 12 new deaths
  • Jan. 24 -- 12 new deaths
  • Jan. 25 -- 190 new deaths
  • Jan. 26 -- 189 new deaths (268 from past two days from vital records)
  • Jan. 27 -- 86 new deaths
  • Jan. 28 -- 87 new deaths (121 from past two days from vital records)

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