The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 528,306 as of Wednesday, including 13,533 deaths, state officials report.
Wednesday’s update includes 2,694 new cases and 32 additional deaths. On Tuesday, the state reported a total of 525,612 cases and 13,501 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases have plateaued but deaths remain high in Michigan. Testing has been steady with more than 37,000 diagnostic tests reported per day, with the 7-day positive rate average around 9%. Hospitalizations continue to decline over the last several weeks.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 3,029 on Tuesday. The 7-day death average was 103 on Monday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 97,100 on Monday — near the lowest it’s been since November.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 22.9 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 382,100 deaths reported from the virus.
Worldwide, more than 92 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 1.9 million have died. More than 50 million have recovered, 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.