Michigan reports 13,043 new COVID cases, 181 deaths over last week – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Ken Haddad, Digital Content Manager
Ken Haddad, Digital Content Manager
DETROIT – Michigan reported 13,043 new cases of COVID-19 and 181 virus-related deaths over the past week, an average of about 1,863 cases per day.
Tuesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,963,404, including 40,508 deaths. These numbers are up from 2,950,361 cases and 40,327 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.
Related: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trends
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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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.
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