Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Sept. 23, 2020

705 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday

Michigan COVID-19 data Sept. 23, 2020
Michigan COVID-19 data Sept. 23, 2020 (WDIV)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 118,615 as of Wednesday, including 6,692 deaths, state officials report.

Wednesday’s update represents 705 new cases and 12 additional deaths. On Tuesday, the state totals were 117,910 cases and 6,680 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 are stable and the number of patients in critical care is near its lowest point since tracking, dating back to April.

Michigan has reported 90,216 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 21,000 as of Tuesday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 675 on Tuesday. The state’s fatality rate is 5.7 percent.

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Loss of powers may put state back in ‘danger zone’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her use of emergency powers to manage the pandemic is not unique and she worries that efforts to take away her unilateral authority, if successful, could lead coronavirus cases to spike to dangerous levels in Michigan.

The Democrat locked down the state in the spring, when the deadly virus hit and threatened to overwhelm hospitals, but she has since reopened schools and much of the economy — with restrictions on gathering sizes and businesses such as restaurants. Throughout the summer, Michigan has fared better with COVID-19 than many other states after it was initially a hot spot nationally.

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

  • Sept. 1 -- 718 new cases
  • Sept. 2 -- 524 new cases
  • Sept. 3 -- 685 new cases
  • Sept. 4 -- 982 new cases
  • Sept. 5 -- 838 new cases
  • Sept. 6 -- 578 new cases
  • Sept. 7 -- 578 new cases
  • Sept. 8 -- 441 new cases
  • Sept. 9 -- 783 new cases
  • Sept. 10 -- 924 new cases
  • Sept. 11 -- 1,313 new cases
  • Sept. 12 -- 692 new cases
  • Sept. 13 -- 544 new cases
  • Sept. 14 -- 544 new cases
  • Sept. 15 -- 571 new cases
  • Sept. 16 -- 680 new cases
  • Sept. 17 -- 829 new cases
  • Sept. 18 -- 695 new cases
  • Sept. 19 -- 483 new cases
  • Sept. 20 -- 768 new cases
  • Sept. 21 -- 768 new cases
  • Sept. 22 -- 504 new cases
  • Sept. 23 -- 705 new cases

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

  • Sept. 1 -- 15 new deaths (8 from vital records)
  • Sept. 2 -- 14 new deaths
  • Sept. 3 -- 10 new deaths (9 from vital records)
  • Sept. 4 -- 7 new deaths
  • Sept. 5 -- 8 new deaths
  • Sept. 6 -- 2 new deaths
  • Sept. 7 -- 2 new deaths
  • Sept. 8 -- 1 new death
  • Sept. 9 -- 13 new deaths
  • Sept. 10 -- 17 new deaths (9 from vital records)
  • Sept. 11 -- 9 new deaths
  • Sept. 12 -- 13 deaths, all from vital records
  • Sept. 13 -- 5 new deaths
  • Sept. 14 -- 5 new deaths
  • Sept. 15 -- 11 new deaths (5 from vital records)
  • Sept. 16 -- 11 new deaths
  • Sept. 17 -- 9 new deaths (5 from vital records)
  • Sept. 18 -- 6 new deaths
  • Sept. 19 -- 15 new deaths (12 from vital records)
  • Sept. 20 -- 6 new deaths
  • Sept. 21 -- 6 new deaths
  • Sept. 22 -- 15 new deaths (3 from vital records)
  • Sept. 23 -- 12 new deaths

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


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