Michigan COVID numbers dip back down

New cases Thursday were 446 after soaring to 610 on Wednesday.

State officials reported 446 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday – still a high number relative to recent weeks, but less than Wednesday’s total. On Wednesday, officials reported 610 new cases.

The current rolling seven-day average of new cases is 430. That number is still high compared to most of June, when the average stayed below 200.

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Hospitalizations and fatalities are lower than they were in June. The state reported 349 COVID-19 patients in hospital on Tuesday. Eight people died from COVID-19 on Thursday.

State officials emphasize that fatalities and hospitalizations are lagging indicators, meaning they result from COVID-19 infections in previous weeks.

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