The State of Michigan has reported 10,474 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 over the past seven days and 78 new deaths. The information comes from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
According to the state, Michigan is averaging roughly 1,496 cases per day. That’s higher than the 1,104 cases per day average reported last week, the MDHHS reports.
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. Until then, the state had reported confirmed and probable cases separately.
The change in reporting brings the total number of cases, which now includes both confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to 2,400,990 and the total number of deaths, which also includes both confirmed and probable figures, to 35,857 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.