Michigan reports 19,653 new COVID cases, 137 deaths over past week

State COVID data now updates every Tuesday

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – Michigan reported 19,653 new cases of COVID-19 and 137 virus-related deaths over the past week, an average of about 2,800 cases per day, up from last week’s report.

Tuesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,672,312, including 37,428 deaths. These numbers are up from 2,652,659 cases and 37,291 deaths, as of last Tuesday, including both confirmed and probable cases. The case counts don’t include most at-home test results.

The state’s positive rate was around 17% as of July 19, slightly higher than the previous week, according to MDHHS analysis.

You can find more Michigan COVID data here from MDHHS.

Related: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trends


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
  • May 25: 25,968 new cases
  • June 1: 19,535 new cases
  • June 8: 18,453 new cases
  • June 15: 15,578 new cases
  • June 21: 10,681 new cases (six-day total)
  • June 28: 14,353 new cases
  • July 5: 13,102 new cases
  • July 12: 16,681 new cases
  • July 19: 16,445 new cases
  • July 26: 19,653 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 Tuesdays. The updates were previously released each Wednesday, but the state decided to switch the day “to accommodate an anticipated change in CDC data cadence.”

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.


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