Michigan reports 6,888 new COVID cases, 59 deaths over last week

State COVID data now updates every Tuesday

Coronavirus testing (AP)

DETROIT – Michigan reported 6,888 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 virus-related deaths over the past week, an average of about 984 cases per day.

Tuesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 3,043,192, including 41,868 deaths. These numbers are up from 3,036,304 cases and 41,809 deaths, as of last Tuesday, including both confirmed and probable cases.

The state’s positive rate was around 10% as of Jan. 24, slightly lower 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

  • Dec. 13: 13,043 new cases
  • Dec. 20: 14,323 new cases
  • Dec. 27: 10,927 new cases
  • Jan. 3: 9,793 new cases
  • Jan. 10: 9,814 new cases
  • Jan. 17: 9,687 new cases
  • Jan. 24: 6,530 new cases
  • Jan. 31: 6,027 new cases
  • Feb. 8: 5,799 new cases
  • Feb. 14: 6,888 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.

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