Michigan Officials Report 374 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths – 9 & 10 News – 9&10 News
Michigan health officials are reporting 374 new cases of the coronavirus and 10 additional COVID-19 deaths, but say Friday’s number of new cases is less than expected because of an issue with the reporting of electronic lab results.
According to the state’s website, “A large number of received lab messages were improperly formatted and temporarily blocked some valid results from being processed and entered into the reporting system. This issue is currently being fixed. As the valid results enter the system over the next day or two, there will likely be higher than expected numbers of daily case counts. This lab result backlog should not affect the 7-day rolling average or the cases by date of onset in the dashboard data.”
Michigan now has 95,071 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,378 COVID-19 deaths.
Thursday the state was at 94,697 confirmed cases with 6,368 deaths.
The state is now providing weekly updates on the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19. These numbers will be updated every Saturday.
As of August 14, 67,778 are being reported as recovered in Michigan.
The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).
The Michigan Court of Appeals says Governor Gretchen Whitmer was within her authority when she continued the state’s COVID-19