Michigan reported 3,623 new coronavirus cases and 101 additional deaths on Thursday, April 29.

The deaths include 78 that occurred prior to the last 24 hours and were identified by the state health department during a vital records review. These reviews happen three times per week.

The state is averaging 3,989 new COVID-19 cases per day and 62 new deaths per day over the last week. This is the 11th straight day where the seven-day case average decreased and is the first time the average has been under 4,000 since March 27.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 837,514 reported coronavirus cases and 17,576 deaths.

Additionally, the state has reported 95,090 probable cases and 1,141 probable deaths, in which a physician and/or antigen test ruled it COVID-19 but no confirmatory PCR test was done.

(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of new confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number.)

Seventy-five of Michigan’s 83 counties reported new cases on Thursday. Wayne County led in new cases with 666, with the next closest being Oakland with 370.

Other top reporting counties included Macomb with 305, Kent with 292, Genesee with 143, Muskegon with 129, Ottawa with 96, Saginaw with 93, Kalamazoo with 68 and Ingham with 65.

Thirty counties reported new deaths led by Macomb with 31 and Wayne County with 25. The next leading counties for new deaths is nine for Oakland, six in Genesee, four in Saginaw, three in Allegan and two each for Kent, Kalamazoo, Ingham, Jackson, St. Clair, Lapeer and Wexford.

The following counties reported one death each: Ottawa, Livingston, Washtenaw, Berrien, Montcalm, Monroe, Isabella, Van Buren, Gladwin, Cass, Hillsdale, Osceola, Baraga, Mackinac, Dickinson, Alcona and Charlevoix.

(The above chart shows Michigan’s 7-day rolling average of deaths involving confirmed coronavirus cases. You can put your cursor over a bar to see the number.)

Hospitals statewide were treating 3,392 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 54 children and 852 total patients in the ICU. The totals are a slight dip from 3,976 hospitalizations last Thursday, April 22, when 895 were ICU patients.

Of the 49,751 diagnostic tests processed on Wednesday, 10.4% came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. The average positivity rate over the last seven days is 11.4%.

Case reporting

First is a chart showing new cases reported to the state each day for the past 30 days. This is based on when a confirmed coronavirus test is reported to the state, which means the patient first became sick days before.

You can call up a chart for any county, and you can put your cursor over a bar to see the date and number of cases.

(In a few instances, a county reported a negative number (decline) in daily new cases, following a retroactive reclassification by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In those instances, we subtracted cases from the prior date and put 0 in the reported date.)

The next chart below shows new cases for the past 30 days based on onset of symptoms. In this chart, numbers for the most recent days are incomplete because of the lag time between people getting sick and getting a confirmed coronavirus test result, which can take up to a week or more.

You can call up a chart for any county, and you can put your cursor over a bar to see the date and number of cases.

For more statewide data, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.

To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online test finder, here, send an email to COVID19@michigan.gov, or call 888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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