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Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know April 24, 2021 – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 814,622 as of Thursday, including 17,168 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 5,031 new cases and 29 additional deaths. On Thursday, the state reported 809,591 total cases and 17,139 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate just below 13% as of Friday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have increased over the last several weeks, now at the highest point of the pandemic.

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Michigan continues to lead the nation in new COVID-19 cases. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 4,978 on Friday — the highest since December, but lower than two weeks ago. The 7-day death average was 55 on Friday, slightly higher than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 194,500 on Friday.

More than 603,000 have recovered from the virus in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 6.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 47.3% of residents having received at least one dose.

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According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 31.9 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 571,000 deaths reported from the virus.

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