Michigan reports 29,267 new COVID cases, 78 deaths over past week

State COVID data only updated on Wednesdays

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DETROIT – Michigan reported 29,267 new cases of COVID-19 and 78 virus-related deaths over the past week.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,501,863, including 36,218 deaths. These numbers are up from 2,472,596 cases and 36,140 deaths, as of last Wednesday, including both confirmed and probable cases.

Michigan 7-day test positivity rate was up to 17.01% as of May 17, according to MDHHS data.

You can find more Michigan COVID data here from MDHHS.

New cases since start of weekly updates

  • April 13: 7,725 new cases
  • April 20: 10,474 new cases
  • April 27: 14,482 new cases
  • May 4: 18,945 new cases
  • May 11: 27,705 new cases
  • May 18: 29,267 new cases

Interactive map: COVID spread levels and case rates by Michigan county

Change in COVID data updates

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is only providing updated COVID data on Wednesdays. This data now combines confirmed and probable cases and deaths.

Before April 2022, confirmed and probable statistics were separated throughout the pandemic. Due to this significant change in the state’s data reporting, our previous COVID charts and graphs will no longer be updated.

MDHHS is also no longer reporting of the subset of deaths identified via Vital Records review.

Related: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trends

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