LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday announced 851 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
He also announced 154 deaths on Saturday, 75 of which were attributed to a review of death certificates.
The number of patients cured on May 1 is 15,659. The state defines patients recovered as the number of people with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 who are alive 30 days after onset.
Six cases and no deaths were reported on Saturday in the economic recovery region of Traverse City.
Two cases were added to Otsego and Crawford counties and one case was added to Benzie and Roscommon counties.
The number of COIVD-19 cases in the MERC 6 region is now 416 with 34 deaths.
The number of new cases in Michigan has remained about the same over the past two weeks, but deaths appear to be declining.
The sum of deaths since the start of the week, now 746, is lower than the same measure on April 10, which was 802.
Data on deaths after April 16 included additional deaths based on a review of death certificate data three times a week.
Data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention was released this week, showing an excess of 2,000 deaths in Michigan from March 8 to April 11 over its average for the previous five years.
That same data showed a decrease in deaths from COVID-19, the total number of deaths and deaths from pneumonia in Michigan in the weeks of April 11 to 18 through April 18 to 25.
“We are currently looking at the number of COVID-19-related deaths in relation to things like heart disease and stroke,” Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan medical director, said at a press conference on April 29. “It is really too early to really know in retrospect exactly why we are seeing an increasing number of deaths that are not necessarily related to COVID-19.
“I will also add that what we are seeing in hospitals is that even though someone may have COVID-19, they may die from a stroke or from something else that may be related to it. . “