Michigan reports 8,080 coronavirus cases on Saturday, state tops 9,000 total deaths

LANSING, MI — Michigan health officials reported 8,080 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, Nov. 28. In addition, the state confirmed an additional 103 deaths from the virus.

Of those 103 deaths, 70 were identified via review of death records.

These new figures bring the state’s total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 350,021, with 9,036 having resulted in death. The state’s fatality rate is 2.6% as of Saturday.

Additionally, there are 28,131 probable positive cases and a further 431 deaths probably stemming from COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed.

On a positive note, there have been 165,269 recoveries from the virus.

A month ago, on Oct. 28, the state had 188,825 confirmed cases and 7,343 deaths. Michigan’s seven-day average of confirmed cases was 6,759 on Saturday.

Statewide, Michigan reported 46,764 new coronavirus cases between Nov. 21-27, down 7% compared to 50,436 the previous seven days.

Hospital staffing and ICU bed capacities, as well as high test positivity rates, remain concerns for health experts.

As of Friday, Michigan’s hospital systems were caring for 4,068 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. Among the patients, 832 were in the ICU and 472 were on ventilators, with 91% of hospitals reporting.

Updated figures for Saturday were not available.

(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of deaths involving confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number. You also can click on the option just below the headline to see the actual number of new deaths reported by day.)

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.

To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test finder, here, send an email to [email protected], or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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