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Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Aug. 31, 2020

451 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Michigan

Michigan COVID-19 data through Aug. 31, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 data through Aug. 31, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 102,468 as of Monday, including 6,480 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update represents 451 new cases and seven additional deaths. On Sunday, the state totals were 102,017 cases and 6,473 deaths.

New cases have slightly increased in the last week, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.

Hospitalizations have increased slightly over the last month but remain lower than in April.

Michigan has reported 76,151 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 19,400 on Sunday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 749 on Sunday. The state’s fatality rate is 6.3 percent.

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Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Aug. 1:

  • Aug. 1 -- 735 new cases
  • Aug. 2 -- 426 new cases
  • Aug. 3 -- 604 new cases
  • Aug. 4 -- 664 new cases
  • Aug. 5 -- 657 new cases
  • Aug. 6 -- 722 new cases
  • Aug. 7 -- 762 new cases
  • Aug. 8 -- 898 new cases
  • Aug. 9 -- 514 new cases
  • Aug. 10 -- 557 new cases
  • Aug. 11 -- 796 new cases
  • Aug. 12 -- 515 new cases
  • Aug. 13 -- 1,121 new cases
  • Aug. 14 -- 748 new cases
  • Aug. 15 -- 1,015 new cases
  • Aug. 16 -- 565 new cases
  • Aug. 17 -- 465 new cases
  • Aug. 18 -- 477 new cases
  • Aug. 19 -- 616 new cases
  • Aug. 20 -- 419 new cases
  • Aug. 21 -- 374 new cases
  • Aug. 22 -- 953 new cases (higher number due to backlog)
  • Aug. 23 -- 768 (higher number due to backlog)
  • Aug. 24 -- 868 new cases
  • Aug. 25 -- 779 new cases
  • Aug. 26 -- 761 new cases
  • Aug. 27 -- 758 new cases
  • Aug. 28 -- 741 new cases
  • Aug. 29 -- 799 new cases
  • Aug. 30 -- 539 new cases
  • Aug. 31 -- 451 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Aug. 1:

  • Aug. 1 -- 7 new deaths
  • Aug. 2 -- 0 new deaths
  • Aug. 3 -- 6 new deaths
  • Aug. 4 -- 7 new deaths (5 of which are from vital records)
  • Aug. 5 -- 2 new deaths
  • Aug. 6 -- 26 new deaths (17 from vital records)
  • Aug. 7 -- 0 new deaths
  • Aug. 8 -- 3 new deaths
  • Aug. 9 -- 2 new deaths
  • Aug. 10 -- 8 new deaths
  • Aug. 11 -- 7 new deaths
  • Aug. 12 -- 9 new deaths
  • Aug. 13 -- 16 new deaths (9 from vital records)
  • Aug. 14 -- 11 new deaths
  • Aug. 15 -- 18 new deaths
  • Aug. 16 -- 6 new deaths
  • Aug. 17 -- 1 new death
  • Aug. 18 -- 15 new deaths (7 from vital records)
  • Aug. 19 -- 9 new deaths
  • Aug. 20 -- 19 new deaths
  • Aug. 21 -- 10 new deaths
  • Aug. 22 -- 11 new deaths
  • Aug. 23 -- 4 new deaths
  • Aug. 24 -- 4 new deaths
  • Aug. 25 -- 20 new deaths (6 from vital records)
  • Aug. 26 -- 7 new deaths
  • Aug. 27 -- 16 new deaths (15 from vital records)
  • Aug. 28 -- 6 new deaths
  • Aug. 29 -- 21 new deaths (7 from vital records)
  • Aug. 30 -- 6 new deaths
  • Aug. 31 -- 7 new deaths

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Here is the moving 7-day average of COVID-19 cases in Michigan:


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