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Coronavirus Report: Michigan reports 1,842 new cases, 68 deaths over past 2 days

As of March 4, 2022, there are officially 5,880 confirmed cases of the omicron variant in the state.
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Published: Mar. 4, 2022 at 3:31 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan’s latest COVID surge continues to slow down as the Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,842 new cases of COVID and 68 deaths Friday.

54 of those deaths were identified during a vital records review.

During that timeframe, the state averaged 921 cases per day, a decrease from Wednesday’s average of 1,054.

State totals now sit at 2,060,698 cases and 32,118 deaths since the pandemic began almost two years ago.

The state’s positivity rate has dropped from 3.85% Wednesday to 2.83% Friday -- the lowest since July 17, 2021.

The hospitalizations have continued to drop as well. As of Friday, 865 adults are hospitalized with COVID, the lowest since mid-August.

As of March 4, 2022, there are officially 5,880 confirmed cases of the omicron variant in the state.

CountyConfirmed COVID casesConfirmed Omicron casesCOVID-related deaths
Clinton County13,57410189
Eaton County21,97823366
Ingham County52,67274700
Jackson County33,99250505
Shiawassee County14,19510205

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