DETROIT – Michigan reported 14,323 new cases of COVID-19 and 149 virus-related deaths over the past week, an average of about 2,046 cases per day.
Tuesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,977,727, including 40,657 deaths. These numbers are up from 2,963,404 cases and 40,508 deaths, as of last Tuesday, including both confirmed and probable cases.
The state’s positive rate was around 12% as of Dec. 6, which is higher from the previous week, according to MDHHS analysis. You can find more Michigan COVID data here from MDHHS. That data doesn’t include most at-home testing and overall testing rates are down. 61.1% of Michigan residents are considered fully vaccinated.
Recent weekly COVID updates
Oct. 18: 12,414 new cases
Oct. 25: 12,167 new cases
Nov. 1: 11,651 new cases
Nov. 9: 9,992 new cases
Nov. 15: 12,860 new cases
Nov. 22: 8,933 new cases
Nov. 29: 8,831 new cases
Dec. 6: 11,918 new cases
Dec. 13: 13,043 new cases
Dec. 20: 14,323 new cases
Change in COVID data updates
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is only providing updated COVID data on Tuesdays. The updates were previously released each Wednesday, but the state decided to switch the day “to accommodate an anticipated change in CDC data cadence.”
This data now combines confirmed and probable cases and deaths.
Before April 2022, confirmed and probable statistics were separated throughout the pandemic. Due to this significant change in the state’s data reporting, our previous COVID charts and graphs will no longer be updated.
MDHHS is also no longer reporting of the subset of deaths identified via Vital Records review.
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