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Michigan reports 1,018 new coronavirus cases, 97 deaths – MLive.com

New coronavirus case counts in Michigan continued on a downward trend Saturday, Feb. 6, at just over 1,000.

State health officials reported 1,018 new cases and 97 new deaths.

Of the deaths, 82 were added from a review of death certificates across the state and may not have occurred in the last 24 hours. State officials routinely add deaths to daily totals based on records reviews, giving notice when it does so.

Michigan coronavirus numbers have continued to improve over the last several weeks.

The percentage of positive cases, compared to overall tests given, was at 4.07 percent, up slightly from a recent low of 3.44 percent earlier this week.

The data was based on 36,134 tests.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the state has recorded 567,648 COVID-19 cases and 14,894 deaths.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issues statistics on coronavirus recoveries once per week. As of Feb. 5, there were 498,495 recoveries.

A recovery is deemed to be someone who is still alive 30 days beyond the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

Figures from Michigan hospitals show 1,284 inpatients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus. The hospitalizations continue to decline. Eight days ago, the inpatient numbers was 1,479.

The latest data on vaccinations shows Michigan has administered about 1.18 million doses of vaccine. That includes about 787,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine and 399,000 of the Moderna vaccine.

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.

To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test finder, here, send an email to [email protected], or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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