NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Michigan breaks record of new daily COVID-19 cases, totaling 25,858 over 2-day period

generic covid-19 cases graphic
Posted at 2:36 PM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 15:49:32-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan has broken its record for new daily COVID-19 cases, reporting 25,858 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over a two-day period. That's an average of 12,929 cases per day. The state also reports 338 deaths since Monday.

This is the highest number of daily confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began. The previous record was 9,779 recorded on Nov. 20, 2020.

The 338 reported deaths included 232 that were identified during a review of Vital Records.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan stands at 1,507,338 and deaths total 26,988.

The state releases COVID numbers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

Visit our The Rebound Detroit, a place where we are working to help people impacted financially from the coronavirus. We have all the information on everything available to help you through this crisis and how to access it.