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Michigan has now had 2,813 people who have now died of COVID-19. That’s 113 new deaths since the 2,700 posted on Tuesday.
A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. Information can be found on the DHHS website or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention website.
There are now 33,966 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, although state officials believe the actual number of cases is much higher. Every county in the Lower Peninsula has cases.
There were 32,967 cases on Tuesday, an increase of 999 cases. Only five of Michigan’s 83 counties have not reported cases, all in the Upper Peninsula.
Michigan has dropped to No. 7 in number of cases in the United States, per New York Times tracking. However, the state still has the third-most deaths, behind New York and New Jersey.
The state reports that 3,237 people have recovered as of Friday, but state numbers also show the case fatality rate is 8%.
Detroit, the only city with its own health department, has 8,026 cases and 747 deaths. The rest of Wayne County has 6,535 cases and 572 deaths.
Oakland County has 6,463 cases and 529 deaths. Macomb County has 4,628 cases and 473 deaths.
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.
Johns Hopkins University reports that there are 2.6 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 181,000 deaths. In the United States, there are almost 835,000 confirmed cases and 46,000 deaths.
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