Michigan reports 8,202 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths over 2-day period
The Michigan health department reported 8,202 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday, the cases and deaths covering a two-day period since the last report on Saturday.
Michigan had a positivity rate of 18.5% Sunday, reporting that 5,229 of 28,205 diagnostic test results were positive.
Michigan now has a total of 660,771 confirmed cases and 16,034 deaths.
As of Saturday, Michigan has 1,232 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant and five probable cases. Nearly 40% of B.1.1.7 cases are associated with outbreaks at Michigan prisons. In addition, two other variants — the B.1.351 strain that originated in South Africa and the B.1.429 strain that originated in California — have been identified, for a total of 1,243 variant cases statewide.
The state also announced 70 new school-related outbreaks on Monday. The largest with 36 cases is at Lake Superior State University in Chippewa County. Another 204 ongoing outbreaks were also reported. The 274 total outbreaks includes 9,462 cases.
The state has a fatality rate of 2.4% among known cases, according to data from the state health department.
Michigan reports 72,167 probable COVID-19 cases and 1,022 probable deaths. The probable cases combined with confirmed cases make up a total of 732938 cases and 17,056 deaths.
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