(WSYM) — There have been 837,514 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 17,576 deaths in Michigan, the state reported Thursday.
That's up 3,623 cases and 109 deaths from the previous report on Tuesday. Seventy-eight of the newly reported deaths were confirmed during a review of vital records.
The state also lists a cumulative total of 626,254 recoveries as of April 24.
Michigan also now appears to be turning a corner in cases and hospitalizations after a record-breaking month, but doctors say that progress is still dependent on people getting their shot as COVID variants keep growing.
Since the rollout of the vaccine this winter, Michigan has been eyeing one very important number: 70 percent.
That's what public health leaders say we need to reach that sought-after herd immunity, meaning the bulk of us are immune from the virus. So far, 35 percent of Michiganders 16 and older are fully vaccinated, compared to 29 percent of the entire country.