(FOX 2) - COVID-19 numbers saw a decrease as the state confirmed 95 new deaths but more importantly 645 new cases - almost a 50 percent drop from Saturday's numbers.
On April 11 Michigan confirmed 1,210 new cases, while Sunday's confirmed cases was 565 lower at 645. The death toll dropped slightly from 111 to 95.
The state's death total is now at 1,487, while Michigan now has 24,638 total cases. Bay County reported the first two confirmed deaths from COVID-19, while Shiawasee reported it's first death.
According to the state it is unclear if it is significant or a one-day data anomaly.
"We cannot say if this represents a true decline in COVID-19 cases and deaths in our state," the release said. "Reported case counts may reflect a reduction in the amount of laboratory testing performed over the weekend and holiday. Single day fluctuations in the number of confirmed cases may not be significant, as a number of external factors can affect data reporting.
"Although there is a limited amount of data to compare, previous testing reports have illustrated consistent Sunday decreases with some being as high as a 25 percent reduction over the previous day. Sunday, March 22 had a 25 percent drop in reported tests. Sunday, March 29 saw a 3 percent drop in reported tests. Sunday, April 5 saw a 25 percent drop in reported tests. Please note that these represent the date that the laboratory sent the information, not the date of onset of symptoms for the cases which would precede this date and is collected during the public health response to these referrals."
Also of importance, was the state's release of COVID-19 recovery cases confirming 433 patients have recovered. That number is expected to increase greatly as the state collects more data and will be released every Saturday.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing cases from any laboratory's confirmed COVID-19 cases who are 30 days out from their onset of illness to represent recovery status. As the pandemic continues to impact Michigan, this pool will expand to include more cases. Recovered is defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cautioned Friday that, though new cases are starting to be less each day, that the state is "not out of the woods yet." To get 'out of the woods', Gov. Whitmer is reminding everyone to do their part.
Earlier this week, she extended her stay-home order until the end of April in efforts to continue flattening the curve.
SATURDAY, April 11
The State of Michigan confirmed 111 new deaths from COVID-19 and 1,200 new cases on Saturday, April 11.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
The State of Michigan has confirmed 205 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,279 new cases on Friday, April 10.
The number of deaths was revealed by Gov. Whitmer earlier in the day, the highest jump to date and the first time the state has eclipsed 200 deaths in a single day. Whitmer said these "were husbands, wives, grandparents, sons, and daughters." She also cautioned that, though new cases are less each day, the state is "not out of the woods yet.
The previous deadliest day for Coronavirus was Tuesday when 118 people died from the virus. Friday's number is nearly double that at 206, according to a graphic in her tweet. This brings the state total deaths to 1,281.
The only new county to report a case is Menominee County in the Upper Peninsula. Chippewa and Clare Counties reported their first deaths from the virus.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
The State reported 117 deaths and 1,158 more cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, April 9. Deaths were slightly higher than Wednesday when there were 114 deaths. Additionally, on Thursday, the number of new cases had decreased by more than 200.
Michigan crossed the 1,000 mark for deaths with a total of 1,067 since the outbreak started on March 10.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday that the coronavirus is “starting to weaken” in Detroit, but he also pleaded with residents to keep the momentum going by wearing masks and avoiding large groups. The makeshift hospital at TCF Center downtown is expected to open to the first patients Friday.
The state Department of Health and Human Services also began reporting how many people have recovered and how many are hospitalized, including the number of patients in critical care and on ventilators.
As of Friday, April 3, 56 people with confirmed cases were still alive 30 days after the onset of illness. That information will be released weekly.
More than 3,800 patients with COVID-19 were in a hospital as of Wednesday, about 1,400 of them on ventilators. Those figures, along with testing data broken down by region, will be updated daily.
Also on Thursday, no new counties reported new cases. Delta, Monroe and Ottawa counties reported first deaths.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
The State of Michigan reported another 114 deaths and 1,376 more cases. Michigan has a total of 959 COVID-19 related deaths and 20,346 cases, the third-highest in the nation behind New York and New Jersey.
According to data from the state, Schoolcraft County was the only county with a new case in the past 24 hours. Midland County was also the only new county to report its first death.
In Wayne County, the epicenter for the outbreak, 44 more people died from the virus. Oakland reported 29 and Macomb had 20 new COVID-19 deaths.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer told FOX 2 Tuesday morning that 118 people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and another 1,749 people have been diagnosed with the virus.
This is the single-highest increase in deaths, beating the previous mark of 110 set on Monday.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Michigan has a total of 845 COVID-19 related deaths and 18,970 confirmed cases, the third-highest in the nation behind New York and New Jersey.
Gov. Whitmer told FOX 2's Roop Raj in a Zoom interview that we are in a dramatic upslope of cases and says her 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' order is working.
According to data from the state, Mason County was the only county with a new case in the past 24 hours. However Ionia, Lapeer, and Oceana all confirmed their first COVID-19 deaths, with Lapeer reporting a total of 3.
In Wayne County, the epicenter for the outbreak, 40 more people died from the virus. Oakland reported 20 and Macomb had 21 new COVID-19 deaths.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
Monday was Michigan's highest daily death totals to date from COVID-19 at 110 deaths. The state also had 1,503 confirmed new cases.
The only new county to report new positive cases Monday was Presque Isle County. Otsego and Saginaw counties reported their first deaths.
As Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s medical executive, said in a press conference earlier this morning, it's clear now the state is continuing to see more than 1,000 new cases daily. Much of that can be attributed to the expansion of testing ability.
“Testing capacity has grown significantly, even in the past 10 days,” Khaldun said. “On March 25, Michigan reported about 9,000 cumulative tests for coronavirus. Ten days later, on April 4, we reported over 40,000 cumulative tests. At least 15 laboratories in the state are now able to run these tests as opposed to one about a month ago, our state laboratory.”
“Based on our preliminary data, we see that [the virus] appears to be impacting minority populations greater, with 33% of cases and 40% of deaths being in African Americans,” Dr. Khaldun said earlier on Monday.
Michigan also recently started releasing data to show cases by race and ethnicity, one of the only states in the country to be doing so.
“We do not fully understand scope of how COVID-19 is impacting every community and we will continue to track and analyze this data,” Dr. Khaldun added.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
Another 77 deaths were reported and 1,493 new cases confirmed on Sunday, April 5. Michigan now has 617 deaths and 15,718 cases of coronavirus.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
The State of Michigan confirmed 61 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19, and 1,481 new cases. That brings the state’s total to nearly 14,225 cases and 540 deaths.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Another 62 deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed in Michigan by the state, as well as another 1,953 cases.
The state's total is nearly 12,744 cases and 479 deaths.
Only one county, Presque Isle, confirmed its first case of coronavirus. Calhoun and Dickinson Counties each reported their first deaths from COVID-19.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
The State of Michigan reported 80 more deaths from the coronavirus Covid-19, and another 1,457 cases have been confirmed.
That brings the state’s total to nearly 10,800 cases and 417 deaths.
Dickinson County reported its first case Thursday, and Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse and Van Buren counties all reported their first deaths.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
The State of Michigan confirmed another 78 people died from coronavirus and another 1,719 cases were confirmed Wednesday.
Only one new county in Michigan had a new case, Mackinac County. Macomb County jumped by 200, Oakland went up 500 and Detroit/Wayne County increased by over 700 cases.
Emmet, Ingham, and Sanilac Counties all reported their first coronavirus-related deaths. Oakland County reported 29 new deaths and Wayne had 63 new deaths.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
On Tuesday, the state reported another 1,117 cases, bringing the total to 7,615. Another 75 deaths were reported, bringing that count to 259.
Cases were confirmed for the first time in Arenac, Branch, Chippewa, Oscoda and Schoolcraft counties. Berrien, Cass and Kalkaska counties all also reported their first deaths.
MONDAY, MARCH 30
More than a thousand new cases were confirmed Monday, March 30 – 1,012 to be exact, bringing the state’s total to just shy of 6,500. Another 52 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 184.
New cases were reported in Antrim, Delta, Houghton and St. Joseph counties. Kalamazoo County reported its first death.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
Another 836 new coronavirus cases were confirmed Sunday, March 29, along with 21 more deaths, brings the state's total to 5,486 cases and 132 deaths.
At the beginning of this week cases in Michigan were at 1,300 on Monday, showing how the cases have gotten exponentially greater - but it's also a sign that testing is becoming more available in the hardest-hit areas of southeast Michigan.
New cases were reported this day in Cheboygan and Osceola counties. The first deaths were also reported in Hillsdale, Isabella and Jackson counties.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
The state reported 993 new coronavirus cases and 19 more deaths on Saturday, March 28, skyrocketing the total of infected people in the state to 4,650.
A total of 111 deaths were reported. Detroit leads the state with 30 deaths amid 1,377 total cases.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
The state reported 801 more cases Friday, March 27 and 32 more deaths.
Five counties reported their first cases Friday: Crawford, Dickinson, Gogebic, Gratiot and Huron. Gogebic County also reported its first death.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
Michigan reported another 564 new coronavirus cases and 17 more deaths on Thursday, March 26, bringing the state's already high number of coronavirus cases to 2856 and the total deaths at 60.
The following counties confirmed their first fatalities from the virus: Genessee (63 cases, 1 death), Mecosta (1 case, 1 death), and Tuscola (2 cases, 1 death).
Seven new counties confirmed cases: Cass, Ionia, Mecosta, Missaukee, Oceana, Shiawassee, and Van Buren. The virus is now in almost every county in the Lower Peninsula but just one county in the U.P. - Marquette.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Michigan reported 507 new coronavirus cases and 19 new deaths on Wednesday, March 25 as the number of confirmed tests continues to rise at a rapid rate bringing the state’s total to 2,298. The state’s official death record is also now at 43.
Livingston County has also reported its first death from the virus.
Among the counties who now have cases are Marquette and Luce.
STAY HOME ORDER
Two weeks in, Gov. Whitmer says she anticipates extending the stay-home order to last longer than its original end date of April 12.
"We are not close to the apex yet. We haven't hit that yet and until we do it is absolutely essential that we're continuing to be aggressive so I would anticipate an additional order probably in the next week," she said.
You can get more details about what can and cannot be done under the stay-home order here.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are among those particularly susceptible to more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover.
To protect yourself, wash your hands well and often and keep them away from your face. And if you do go out in public for essential groceries or prescriptions, it's advised you wear some sort of face covering. Asymptomatic people could be spreading the disease unknowingly.
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