(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 18,453 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 over the last seven days and 131 new deaths, according to the latest information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The state says they are averaging about 2,636 cases per day, down from the 2,791 cases per day average reported last week, according to the MDHHS.
As of April 4, the state changed how they are reporting cases. Going forward they will report new case numbers on Wednesday only. The reports will include both confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus.
The change in reporting brings the total number of cases, which now includes both confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to 2,565,819 and the total number of deaths, which also includes both confirmed and probable figures, to 36,538 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The state has announced they will also no longer report when a death is identified through a review of vital records.
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.