Michigan reports 8,297 new COVID-19 cases, 104 deaths over 2 days – Detroit Free Press

The Michigan health department reported on Friday 8,297 new COVID-19 cases and 104 deaths over a two-day period, averaging 4,149 new cases a day.

This brings the state to a total of 1,081,525 confirmed cases and 21,563 deaths since last March. 

Of the 104 deaths, 58 were identified during a vital records review, which the department conducts three times a week.

The state has a case fatality rate of 2.0%.

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Of 41,760 COVID-19 tests conducted Thursday, 4,702 were positive for a test positivity rate of about 11.26%.

Michigan reports 136,498 probable COVID-19 cases and 1,405 probable deaths. The probable cases combined with confirmed cases make up a total of 1,209,726 cases and 22,864 deaths.

Contact Emma Stein: estein@freepress.com.

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