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Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Oct. 5, 2020

1,407 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday

Michigan COVID-19 data through Oct. 5, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 data through Oct. 5, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 128,923 as of Monday, including 6,816 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update represents 1,407 new cases and 15 additional deaths over the last two days. On Saturday, the state totals were 127,516 cases and 6,801 deaths.

New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain mostly flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate just above 3 percent over the last 10 days. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.

Hospitalizations have increased over the last two weeks but the number of patients in critical care is near its lowest point since tracking, dating back to April.

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 870 on Sunday, the highest since April 30. The state’s fatality rate is 5.3 percent. Michigan has reported 99,521 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 21,200 as of Sunday.

VIEW: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 testing data

VIEW: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools


What’s going on with coronavirus orders in Michigan? Just look at Wisconsin

There is a lot of confusion in Michigan right now when it comes to restrictions for COVID-19. It comes after the state’s Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday, stating that she did not have the authority to issue public health orders without legislative approval.

This means, for all intents and purposes, that anything Whitmer issued after April 30, the last day of the emergency declaration period with legislative approval, carries no weight. Although, the practical application appears to depend on who you ask.

Read more here about Michigan’s new approach and what’s happening in Wisconsin.

List: Michigan counties issue emergency coronavirus orders after state Supreme Court ruling

Some Michigan counties are issuing local emergency orders to ensure coronavirus safety measures continue after the state Supreme Court struck down months of orders made by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer amid the pandemic.

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that a law from 1945 is unconstitutional, impacting numerous orders made by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer under that law since the beginning of April.

View the growing list of local emergency health orders here.


Coronavirus headlines:


Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Sept. 15:

  • 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
  • Sept. 24 -- 982 new cases
  • Sept. 25 -- 929 new cases
  • Sept. 26 -- 901 new cases
  • Sept. 27 -- 654 new cases
  • Sept. 28 -- 654 new cases
  • Sept. 29 -- 898 new cases
  • Sept. 30 -- 1,054 new cases
  • Oct. 1 -- 891 new cases
  • Oct. 2 -- 780 new cases
  • Oct. 3 -- 1,158 new cases
  • Oct. 4 -- 703 new cases
  • Oct. 5 -- 703 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Sept. 15:

  • 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
  • Sept. 24 -- 8 new deaths
  • Sept. 25 -- 8 new deaths
  • Sept. 26 -- 15 new deaths (11 from vital records)
  • Sept. 27 -- 4 new deaths
  • Sept. 28 -- 4 new deaths
  • Sept. 29 -- 20 new deaths (4 from vital records)
  • Sept. 30 -- 11 new deaths
  • Oct. 1 -- 19 new deaths (11 from vital records)
  • Oct. 2 -- 7 new deaths
  • Oct. 3 -- 13 new deaths (11 from vital records)
  • Oct. 4 -- 8 new deaths
  • Oct. 5 -- 7 new deaths

Coronavirus resources:


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


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