Michigan health leaders reported 1,289 new coronavirus cases and 56 deaths for Saturday, March 6.

The deaths included 48 identified through a routine check of death certificates and may not have occurred in the last 24 hours.

Michigan now has recorded 596,054 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began about a year ago. There have been 15,666 deaths connected to the disease.

The state’s rate of positive COVID-19 tests, as compared to overall tests given, is at 3.95 percent. The rate, derived from data on Thursday, is based on 44,606 tests.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports COVID-19 recoveries once per week. A recovery is deemed to be someone still alive 30 days beyond the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

As of Friday, there were 549,881 recoveries in Michigan.

The latest data on COVID-19 hospitalizations show 850 people as inpatients at Michigan hospitals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and 222 people in hospital intensive care units.

The number of inpatients, while relatively steady, has increased slightly from a week ago when there were 824 patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Demographic data shows the 20-29 age group continues to lead with the most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. The group has 112,168 cases, followed by the 50-59 age group with 91,728 cases, the 30-39 age group with 89,446, and the 40-49 age group with 86,124 cases.

Data also shows that, in Michigan, more women have contracted COVID-19 than men. Since the pandemic’s start, there have been 302,708 cases in women and 288,790 cases in men.

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.

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

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