Michigan reports 1,121 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths

Michigan on Thursday reported the highest daily count of novel coronavirus cases since May.


Michigan reported 16 additional novel coronavirus deaths and 1,121 new cases Thursday. The deaths include nine identified through a review of records.


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That brings the state’s total to 6,289 confirmed deaths and 90,392 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The 1,121 new cases of COVID-19 is the highest daily total reported since May 14, when the state reported 1,191.


However, the state didn’t see a particularly large increase in its positivity case rate and data shows the state had the highest number of tests reported back on Wednesday since the beginning of the pandemic.
Michigan reported 1,247 out of 40,441 diagnostic test results returned Wednesday were positive. That means a positivity rate of 3.08% – roughly where the state has hovered since May 30.


The state has a fatality rate of 7% in known cases and, as of Aug. 7, has reported 63,636 recoveries, in which patients with confirmed cases are alive 30 days post-onset.
The state also reported 266 probable COVID-19 deaths and 9.464 probable cases.
The state’s cumulative total, from both confirmed and probable cases, is 6,555 deaths and 99,856 cases.
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