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Michigan reports 799 new coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths for Wednesday, May 26 – MLive.com

Michigan reported 799 new coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths for Wednesday, May 26.

The state is averaging 919 new cases and 41 new deaths per day over the last week, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s the lowest seven-day case average since February 22 and the first time it’s been below 1,000 since February 24.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 886,118 reported coronavirus cases and 19,031 deaths. Additionally, the state has reported 103,884 probable cases and 1,208 probable deaths, in which a physician and/or antigen test ruled it COVID-19 but no confirmatory PCR test was done.

(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of new confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new cases reported by day.)

70 of Michigan’s 83 counties reported new cases Wednesday. They were led by Wayne with 143, Kent with 96 and Oakland with 77. Other top-reporting counties included Macomb (69), Ottawa (42), Saginaw (38), Muskegon (35), Kalamazoo (27), Berrien (23) and Washtenaw (21).

Counties with no new cases included Alcona, Gladwin, Charlevoix, Emmet, Chippewa, Manistee, Lake, Crawford, Arenac, Ontonagon, Otsego, Alger and Keweenaw.

13 counties reported at least one new death, led by Wayne with four and Midland with two.

(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of deaths involving confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new deaths reported by day.)

Hospitals statewide were treating 1,408 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, with 401 patients in the ICU. That’s down from 1,703 patients being treated a week ago.

Of the 22,870 diagnostic tests processed on Tuesday, May 25, 4.66% came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. The latest seven-day average has been 5.2%, down from 6.4% a week ago.

Case reporting

First is a chart showing new cases reported to the state each day for the past 30 days. This is based on when a confirmed coronavirus test is reported to the state, which means the patient first became sick days before.

You can call up a chart for any county, and you can put your cursor over a bar to see the date and number of cases.

(In a few instances, a county reported a negative number (decline) in daily new cases, following a retroactive reclassification by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In those instances, we subtracted cases from the prior date and put 0 in the reported date.)

The next chart below shows new cases for the past 30 days based on onset of symptoms. In this chart, numbers for the most recent days are incomplete because of the lag time between people getting sick and getting a confirmed coronavirus test result, which can take up to a week or more.

You can call up a chart for any county, and you can put your cursor over a bar to see the date and number of cases.

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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