DETROIT – Michigan reported 9,793 new cases of COVID-19 and 69 virus-related deaths over the past week, an average of about 1,399 cases per day. Data trends are likely lower due to the holiday.
Tuesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,998,447, including 40,836 deaths. These numbers are up from 2,988,654 cases and 40,767 deaths, as of last Tuesday, including both confirmed and probable cases.
The state’s positive rate was around 12% as of Dec. 20, about the same vs. the previous week, according to MDHHS analysis. You can find more Michigan COVID data here from MDHHS. That data doesn’t include most at-home testing and overall testing rates are down. 61.1% of Michigan residents are considered fully vaccinated.
Related: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trends
Recent weekly COVID updates
- Oct. 18: 12,414 new cases
- Oct. 25: 12,167 new cases
- Nov. 1: 11,651 new cases
- Nov. 9: 9,992 new cases
- Nov. 15: 12,860 new cases
- Nov. 22: 8,933 new cases
- Nov. 29: 8,831 new cases
- Dec. 6: 11,918 new cases
- Dec. 13: 13,043 new cases
- Dec. 20: 14,323 new cases
- Dec. 27: 10,927 new cases
- Jan. 3: 9,793 new cases
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.