Daily Michigan coronavirus cases continue to remain below the 1,000 level suggesting that more vaccinations are stemming the tide of the deadly virus.

There were 614 new cases and 24 deaths announced Friday by the state health department bringing the total to 887,274 cases and 19,114 deaths since the pandemic began more than 14 months ago.

Southeast Michigan continues to have the bulk of the new daily cases, although the numbers are ebbing statewide.

There were 73 new cases and one death in Wayne County, 69 cases and one death in Oakland County, 67 cases and one death in Macomb County, and 49 cases and two deaths in Detroit.

There were also 63 cases in Kent County, 21 cases and three deaths in Genesee County, and 21 cases and two deaths in Saginaw County.

In mid Michigan, there was one case and one death in Gratiot County and no new cases or deaths in Clare and Isabella counties.

In all, 16 of Michigan’s 83 counties reported no new cases or deaths.

Vaccination rates continue to rise.

The state estimates 53.3% of the population age 12 and older have had at least one shot of the two-dose vaccine and 46.2% are completely vaccinated, including 54.46% in Oakland County, 50.67% in Wayne County, 45.59% in Macomb County, and 26.56% in Detroit.

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