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New cases of COVID-19 in Michigan are up 32% per day since Sept. 1

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New cases of COVID-19 in Michigan are up 32% since September 1, increasing from an average of 678 new cases per day to an average 895. (WWMT/Getty Images, Tom Pennington)

New cases of COVID-19 in Michigan are up 32% since Sept. 1, 2020, increasing from an average of 678 new cases per day to an average 895.

The increase comes after Michigan’s daily caseload hovered around 700 cases per day for most of August.

It’s also almost a sixfold increase over the past three months.

On June 15, Michigan was averaging 152 new cases per day.

Alongside the growth in new cases, the number of active cases is continuing to slowly rise.

For the third-straight week, Michigan has seen week-over-week growth in active cases, which means the number of new cases is outpacing the number of recoveries.

As of Sept. 15, 21,052 people in Michigan have confirmed active cases of the virus.

The increase in new cases also comes despite testing levels in the state holding steady over the past month and a half.

Since the beginning of August, Michigan has averaged about 30,000 diagnostic COVID-19 tests per day, including 29,672 over the past week.

Also over the past week, 3.33% of all tests are positive.

The rate is within recommended guidelines but it has increased by more than a full percentage point since June 12, when just 2.21% of tests were positive.

So far in Michigan, 113,183 people have been infected with COVID-19. Of those, 6,612 people have died from the virus.