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Coronavirus Report: Michigan reports 2,770 new cases, 50 deaths over past 2 days

As of March 18, 2022, there are officially 7,159 confirmed cases of the omicron variant in the state.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services releases COVID data on Mondays, Wednesdays...
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services releases COVID data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.(WILX)
Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 3:23 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,770 new cases of COVID and 50 deaths Friday.

35 deaths were identified from a vital records review.

Officials said a backlog of previously unreported tests were processed Thursday. An additional 825 COVID cases reported Friday are attributed to the older tests.

During that timeframe, the state averaged 1,385 cases per day. The average daily count not including the older cases announced is about 973, a slight uptick from Wednesday’s average of 770.

State totals now sit at 2,071,587 cases and 32,611 deaths since the pandemic began two years ago.

The hospitalizations have continued to drop as well. As of Friday, 553 adults are hospitalized with COVID, the lowest since early-August.

The state’s positivity rate rose significantly from Wednesday’s 2.51% to 10.16%, the highest since February 14.

As of March 18, 2022, there are officially 7,159 confirmed cases of the omicron variant in the state.

CountyConfirmed COVID casesConfirmed Omicron casesCOVID-related deaths
Clinton County13,63214194
Eaton County22,11128371
Ingham County52,947101716
Jackson County34,10777520
Shiawassee County14,26713209

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