Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Sept. 18, 2020

695 new cases of COVID-19 reported Friday

Michigan COVID-19 data through Sept. 18, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 data through Sept. 18, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 115,387 as of Friday, including 6,638 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update represents 695 new cases and six additional deaths. On Thursday, the state totals were 114,692 cases and 6,632 deaths.

New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 3.5 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. Ventilator use is at its lowest point since tracking.

Michigan has reported 85,513 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 22,600 as of Thursday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 739 on Thursday. The state’s fatality rate is 5.8 percent.

VIEW: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 testing data



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