Michigan confirms 437 new coronavirus cases, decrease in total deaths – Detroit Free Press

The state health department reported an additional 437 coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the state total to 76,978.
Michigans COVID-19 death toll in fact decreased Saturday. Sixteen formerly reported deaths were gotten rid of as part of a review by the state, per the Michigan.gov website.
During an information quality evaluation of deaths, manual information entry mistakes were discovered, resulting in a decline of 16 in the cumulative death overall. The mistakes in death ascertainment occurred throughout local case investigations and included incorrectly showing individuals as being deceased who were not. This adjustment affects the cumulative death overalls for impacted counties and statewide. Evaluations are being carried out as part of continuous efforts to ensure information quality and precise case and death reporting in Michigan.
The brand-new death total of 6,149 includes 14 reported Saturday, 8 of which were not from the last day but discovered in an evaluation of important records..
More: Michigan coronavirus cases: Tracking the pandemic.
Saturdays report included 2,340 additional healings since the previous weeks report, for a total of 57,502 recoveries. The state defines this as cases that are 30 days out from their start of illness..
Information also includes 8,644 probable cases and 251 probable deaths for an overall of 85,622 coronavirus cases and 6,400 deaths.
Contact Miriam Marini: mmarini@gannett.com.

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