Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 111,524; Death toll now at 6,591

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DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 111,524 as of Saturday, including 6,591 deaths, state officials report.Saturday’s update represents 692 new cases and 13 additional deaths. On Friday, the state totals were 110,832 cases and 6,578 deaths.The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 22,600 Friday. Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 758 Saturday. The state’s fatality rate is 6.0 percent.New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.Hospitalizations have increased slightly over the last month but remain lower than in April. Ventilator use is at its lowest point since tracking.According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 2.4 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 6.4 million cases reported across the country. More than 193,000 have died in the U.S.Worldwide, more than 28.5 million people have been confirmed infected and over 916,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the …

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