Michigan reported 3,431 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, May 1, continuing a downward trend in daily cases.
State coronavirus data also shows 131 deaths for Saturday. State health officials did not immediately indicate how many of the deaths were from a routine records check that did not necessarily happen in the last 24 hours.
Michigan now has a total of 844,385 cases and 17,742 deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
On April 23, the seven-day average for daily cases was 4,977. As of Friday, it had dropped to 3,761 as a seven-day average.
The percentage of positive cases, as compared to all tests given, also is continuing a downward trend
As of Friday, the percentage had inched down to 9.83 percent based on 44,411 tests. A week earlier, the rate was at 11.38 percent.
Across Michigan, hospitals reported 3,135 inpatients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 as of Friday, Of those, 813 adults were in intensive care units.
On April 22, there were 3,918 adults patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in hospitals, with 895 adult patients in the ICU.
Look back further, there were 4,149 hospitalizations with 848 patients in the ICU on Thursday, April 15.
Demographic data shows that, among age groups, the 20-29 age group continues to have the most coronavirus cases in Michigan with 160,299 cases.
The group is followed by 30-39 age group with 130,572 cases.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.
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