(WSYM) — There have been 851,947 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,897 deaths in Michigan, the state reported Tuesday.
That's up 2,527 cases and 126 deaths from the day before. The state says 51 of the 126 deaths announced Tuesday were identified during a Vital Records review.
Although Michigan's COVID-19 cases still remain high, numbers are starting to trend downward, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said during a press conference last week.
Key metrics are starting to trend in the right direction, Dr. Khaldun said. This week in Michigan, there are 493 cases per million people, which is 30% lower than two weeks ago.
Additionally, the percent positivity rate stands at 13.2%, down by 4.3% from two weeks ago.
The state health department is still tracking outbreaks; currently, there are more than 1,272 across the state. Dr. Khaldun said they are holding steady.