Michigan reports 3,431 new COVID-19 cases, 131 deaths

Posted at 3:13 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 15:13:07-04

(WXYZ) — There have been 844,385 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,742 deaths from the virus, the state reported Saturday.

That's up 3,431 cases and 131 deaths from the day before.

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 Thursday.

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.

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