Michigan reports highest one-day spike in coronavirus cases since April

Michigan reports highest one-day spike in coronavirus cases since April

By | MLIVE | September 11, 2020

Michigan health officials reported 1,313 new coronavirus cases Friday, Sept. 11, marking the largest one-day increase since April 24.

It was the second daily total higher than 1,100 over the last five days, and marked a significant spike from the seven-day moving average of less than 800 new cases per day.

Friday’s afternoon update also included nine new COVID-19 deaths, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The state has reported more new deaths per day than the daily average (7) for three consecutive days.

Throughout the pandemic, Michigan has reported 110,832 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,578 known deaths associated with the novel virus.

Michigan is averaging 779 new cases per day, according to a seven-day moving average.

The state processed almost 36,000 diagnostic tests on Thursday. Of those, 4.25% were positive — or about 1% higher than last week’s daily average. Thursday had the highest positive test rate for a day since Aug. 10 (4.3%)

(The above chart shows Michigan’s seven-day rolling average of deaths involving confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new deaths reported by day.)

Hospitalization reports have remained steady in recent weeks. As of Friday, the state had 568 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases across the state’s hospital systems, including nine children, with 79% of hospitals reporting.

There were 595 COVID-19-related emergency room visits reported on Thursday.

Last Saturday, the state health department reported that 80,7678 of the more than 100,000 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 had “recovered,” meaning they survived 30 days beyond the onset of their illness. The state will provide an updated recovery count on Saturday, Sept. 12.

To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test finder, here, send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov, or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.