The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 879,685 as of Wednesday, including 18,741 deaths, state officials report.

Wednesday’s update includes a total of 1,560 new cases and 31 additional deaths. On Tuesday, Michigan reported a total of 878,125 cases and 18,710 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 7% as of Wednesday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have declined over the last three weeks.

Overall, new cases have slowed over the last 21 days. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 1,541 on Tuesday — the lowest in several weeks. The 7-day death average was 59 on Tuesday, slightly lower than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 108,000 on Tuesday. More than 755,000 have recovered in Michigan.

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Michigan has reported more than 7.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 56.5% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 46% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

Related: 4 data points that show how Michigan COVID surge has slowed as vaccine coverage increased

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 587,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 1.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered.

Worldwide, more than 164 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.4 million have died. More than 95 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.

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  • May 1 — 3,431 new cases

  • May 3 — 5,035 new cases (case count for two days)

  • May 4 — 2,527 new cases

  • May 5 — 2,589 new cases

  • May 6 — 3,514 new cases

  • May 7 — 2,758 new cases

  • May 8 — 1,825 new cases

  • May 10 — 2,716 new cases (case count for two days)

  • May 11 — 1,992 new cases

  • May 12 — 2,171 new cases

  • May 13 — 2,057 new cases

  • May 14 — 1,766 new cases

  • May 15 — 1,289 new cases

  • May 17 — 2,230 new cases (case count for two days)

  • May 18 — 1,271 new cases

  • May 19 — 1,560 new cases

Here is a charted timeline of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan:

Here are Michigan COVID-19 cases broken down by gender (view here if you’re not seeing the table):

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