Michigan reports 389 new cases of coronavirus, 1 new death

Michigan’s daily report on new cases of coronavirus increased on Friday, June 26 for the fifth consecutive day.

State health officials reported 389 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1 death in the past 24 hours, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The additions brought the Michigan total to 62,695 known cases and 5,888 deaths related to infectious respiratory disease.

Michigan has an average of 267 new cases and nine new deaths per day, according to the seven-day moving averages. That compares to a week earlier, when the state reported 173 cases and 11 deaths per day on average.

The new daily case average is the highest since June 3, while the new death rate is the lowest since March 23.

At its peak, the state averaged 1,626 cases per day (April 4) and 145 deaths per day (April 13).

With nearly 1 million diagnostic tests processed to date, Michigan has a 9.4 percent case fatality rate.

Michigan’s 10 counties with the largest populations have reported the most cases.

Wayne County reported 71 new cases on Friday, followed by Kent (53), Ingham (42), Macomb (27), Oakland (21), Genesee (14), and Ottawa (14). Only Macomb and Washtenaw counties reported one death, while Wayne County subtracted one.

Forty-six of the state’s 83 counties reported no new cases.

Here’s a look at Michigan counties with the most confirmed cases.

1. Wayne County: 21,644 cases (2,582 deaths)

2. Oakland County: 8,754 cases (1042 deaths)

3. Macomb County: 7,074 cases (864 deaths)

4. Kent County: 4,389 cases (127 deaths)

5. Genesee County: 2,158 cases (260 deaths)

6. Washtenaw County: 1,441 cases (104 deaths)

7. Saginaw County: 1,204 cases (120 deaths)

8. Kalamazoo County: 977 cases (66 deaths)

9. Ottawa County: 927 cases (46 deaths)

10. Ingham County: 913 cases (29 deaths)

The state processed 19,067 diagnostic tests Thursday, the most in one day since May 22 and one of the three highest daily totals to date. Of Thursday’s tests, 2.85 percent tested positive.

Michigan’s COVID-19 positive testing rate has remained below 3 percent since June 5, and below 10 percent since April 29. This is due, in part, to increased testing over time.

To find a testing site near you, check out the state’s online testing search engine, here, email [email protected], or call 888-535-6136 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

For more statewide information, visit MLive’s coronavirus data page, here.


In addition to washing their hands regularly and not touching their faces, officials recommend practicing social distancing, assuming anyone can carry the virus.

Health officials say you should stay at least 6 feet away from others and work from home, if possible.

Use sanitizing wipes or sanitizing spray cleaners on frequently touched surfaces in your home (door handles, faucets, countertops) and bring hand sanitizer when you go to places like stores.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also issued an executive order requiring people to cover their faces with their mouths and noses while inside closed public spaces.

Additional information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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