Michigan reports 1,536 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths over weekend

Michigan has lost 12 more people to the novel coronavirus and 1,536 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the weekend update from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The numbers being reported include two days since the state is no longer reporting numbers for Sunday. The average is 768 cases per day.
The state’s totals are now 6,665 confirmed deaths and 117,406 confirmed cases.
Michigan also reported on school-related outbreaks of COVID-19 on Monday. There were 21 new outbreaks this week, affecting 77 people. The largest was 12 people at Alma College in Gratiot County. There are 36 ongoing outbreaks affecting 2,264 people.
The cumulative total of recovered COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 18 is 90,216.


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Michigan has a fatality rate of 5.7% among known cases.
The state has a positivity rate of 2.87%, reporting 860 out of 30,002 diagnostic test results returned Sunday were positive.


The state has reported 316 probable COVID-19 deaths and 12,256 probable cases.
The probable cases combined with the confirmed cases make for a cumulative total of 6,981 deaths and 129,662 cases.
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Nisa Khan is a data intern for the Detroit Free Press. Contact her at nkhan@freep.com and follow her on Twitter @mnisakhan.