The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 581,403 as of Monday, including 15,362 deaths, state officials report.
Monday’s update includes a two-day total of 1,484 new cases and three additional deaths. On Saturday, the state reported 579,919 confirmed cases, including 15,359 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths have slowed. Testing has been steady with more than 40,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate down below 4.0% as of Monday. Hospitalizations continue to decline over the last several weeks.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 814 on Saturday — near the lowest since October. The 7-day death average was 37 on Saturday. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 35,300 on Saturday — near the lowest it’s been since October. More than 529,000 have recovered in Michigan.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 28.1 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 499,056 deaths reported from the virus.
Worldwide, more than 111 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.4 million have died. More than 62 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.