DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 450,776 as of Thursday, including 11,208 deaths, state officials report.
Thursday’s update includes 4,024 new cases and 190 additional deaths, including 125 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state reported a total of 446,752 confirmed cases and 11,018 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases are slowing but deaths continue to rise in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with more than 45,000 diagnostic tests reported per day, with the positive rate decreasing to near 11% over the last week. Hospitalizations have slowed but remain relatively high, including upticks in critical care and ventilator use.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 4,507 on Wednesday, the lowest in four weeks. The 7-day death average was 110, the highest since April. The state’s fatality rate is 2.5%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 199,000 on Wednesday. More than 236,000 have recovered in Michigan.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 6.2 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 17 million cases reported across the country. More than 308,000 have died in the U.S.
Worldwide, more than 74.4 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 1.6 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.
Here we are tracking COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed per 1,000 residents in each Michigan county:
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched “CV19 CheckUp” -- a free, anonymous tool that evaluates someone’s risks associated with COVID-19.
“This tool, which we will make available to all Michiganders, helps individuals understand their risk based on their life situation and personal behavior, and offers recommendations to reduce those risks while also connecting people to services if needed,” said Dr. Alexis Travis, senior deputy director of the Aging & Adult Services Agency.
Travis said the tool can be used by all Michigan residents, but it’s specifically designed to help adults 60 and older. It is anonymous and does not require a name, email address or identifier of any type.
The tool used artificial intelligence to analyze each person through an online questionnaire. It is designed for those who are considered high-risk.
Michigan health officials announced an extension of COVID-19 restrictions in the state as deaths continue to rise and the state’s test positivity rate remains high.
Gov. Whitmer said MDHHS will extend the three-week pause for 12 days. MDHHS said the additional 12 days will allow the department to determine the full impact of the Thanksgiving holiday on the spread of COVID-19 across Michigan.
More details from MDHHS:
- Under today’s order, MDHHS continues to urge families to avoid indoor gatherings, and only two households may gather inside, with strict protocols recommended.
- Individuals should wear masks consistently whenever they are inside with individuals not in their household, and are recommended to pick only a small group to see regularly.
- Bars and restaurants must remain closed for dine-in service, but can remain open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery. Gyms are open for individual exercise with mandatory masking and additional strict safety measures. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes remain closed.
- Professional and college sports meeting extraordinary standards for risk mitigation may continue without spectators.
- Colleges, universities and high schools will continue with remote learning, with no in-person classes.
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Dec. 1:
- Dec. 1 -- 5,793 new cases
- Dec. 2 -- 6,955 new cases
- Dec. 3 -- 7,146 new cases
- Dec. 4 -- 8,689 new cases
- Dec. 5 -- 6,004 new cases
- Dec. 6 -- 4,675 new cases
- Dec. 7 -- 4,675 new cases
- Dec. 8 -- 5,909 new cases
- Dec. 9 -- 4,905 new cases
- Dec. 10 -- 5,937 new cases
- Dec. 11 -- 5,157 new cases
- Dec. 12 -- 4,486 new cases
- Dec. 13 -- 3,602 new cases
- Dec. 14 -- 3,603 new cases
- Dec. 15 -- 4,730 new cases
- Dec. 16 -- 4,037 new cases
- Dec. 17 -- 4,024 new cases
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Dec. 1:
- Dec. 1 -- 190 new deaths (30 from vital records)
- Dec. 2 -- 81 new deaths
- Dec. 3 -- 175 new deaths (112 from vital records)
- Dec. 4 -- 81 new deaths
- Dec. 5 -- 193 new deaths (145 from vital records)
- Dec. 6 -- 46 new deaths
- Dec. 7 -- 47 new deaths
- Dec. 8 -- 191 new deaths
- Dec. 9 -- 75 new deaths
- Dec. 10 -- 182 new deaths (132 from vital records)
- Dec. 11 -- 61 new deaths
- Dec. 12 -- 206 new deaths (176 from vital records)
- Dec. 13 -- 45 new deaths
- Dec. 14 -- 45 new deaths
- Dec. 15 -- 183 new deaths (71 from vital records)
- Dec. 16 -- 83 new deaths
- Dec. 17 -- 190 new deaths (125 from vital records)
- View more: Michigan COVID-19 data 📊📈
- Question about coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge here.
- More: Return to School updates
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