State sees weekly drop in number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases


by: WOODTV.com staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials say Michigan has recorded 11 more deaths linked to coronavirus and confirmed 571 more cases, the latest state data shows.

Data released Tuesday showed five of the 11 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates to find any that had not previously been reported to the state. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has been running those checks routinely each week for months.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 is 6,612 and the total number of confirmed cases is now 113,183 since the virus was first detected in Michigan in March.

Labs in Michigan on Monday tested 25,415 samples for the virus and 917 came back positive. The number of positive tests and new cases do not match because people may be tested more than once. The rate of positive tests was 3.61%.

Officials added that statewide hospitalization figures remain low, as do the numbers of deaths each day. The number of new cases per million people per day appears steady, if not on a slight decline, in recent weeks.

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