DETROIT – Michigan reported 7,438 new cases of COVID-19 and 73 virus-related deaths over the past week, an average of about 1,063 cases per day.
Tuesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 3,071,563, including 42,278 deaths. These numbers are up from 3,064,125 cases and 42,205 deaths, as of last Tuesday, including both confirmed and probable cases. (MDHHS said about 500 newly reported cases this week are due to a data backlog)
The state’s positive rate was around 12% as of March 7, 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. 62.3% of Michigan residents are considered fully vaccinated, while about 17% have received an updated bivalent booster dose.
Related: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trends
Recent weekly COVID updates
- 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
- Feb. 21: 6,547 new cases
- Feb. 28: 7,483 new cases
- March 7: 6,903 new cases
- March 14: 7,438 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.