(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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