Michigan daily coronavirus cases are continuing to climb and reached 8,413 cases on Saturday, a recent one-day high.
The numbers appear to validate concerns from state and local health leaders about another surge in COVID-19 cases.
The data for Saturday, April 3 also shows 57 new deaths. Of those, 51 were identified through a routine check of death certificates and did not necessarily occur in the last 24 hours.
Along with the increasing case numbers, the rate of positive cases also is on an upward trend. As of Friday, the rate of positive cases as compared to all diagnostic tests administered was at 17.6 percent, according to state dashboard.
Testing sites submitted 48,307 tests on Friday.
Health officials recommend a positive test rate of less than 5% for keeping schools and communities open.
Michigan reports data on coronavirus recoveries once per week. As of Friday, there were 577,141 people who had recovered.
A recovery is deemed someone who is still alive 30 days beyond the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.
Michigan now has a total of 692,206 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. There also have been 16,218 deaths.
The latest hospital statistics show 2,766 people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in Michigan hospitals, up from 1,294 patients on March 18. There are 539 adults with suspected or confirmed coronavirus in intensive care units, up from 294 patients on March 18.
Vaccine data shows that 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered up to April 1. That includes. 2.87 million first doses and 1.65 million second doses.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, while the Johnson & Johnson shot needs just one dose for maximum efficacy.
According to a state vaccine dashboard, slightly more than 35 percent of Michigan’s vaccine-eligible population has been vaccinated. Only residents 16 years of age and older can be vaccinated.
For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.
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