The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 360,449 as of Monday, including 9,134 deaths, state officials report.
Monday’s update represents 10,428 new cases and 98 additional deaths over the last two days — an average of 5,214 cases and 49 deaths per day. On Saturday, the state reported 350,021 total cases and 9,036 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Michigan. Testing has increased in recent weeks, with more than 45,000 diagnostic tests reported per day, but the positive rate has increased to near 13% over the last week. Hospitalizations have increased steadily for the last five weeks, including upticks in critical care and ventilator use.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 6,759 on Sunday, slightly lower than one week ago. The 7-day death average was 82, the highest since May. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 175,700 on Saturday, near its highest mark on record. More than 165,000 have recovered in Michigan.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 5 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 13.4 million cases reported across the country. More than 267,000 have died in the U.S.
Worldwide, more than 62.9 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 1.46 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.