Mich. at almost 54K COVID-19 cases, continues slide in new cases, deaths

By: - May 22, 2020 3:37 pm


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 403 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths on Friday. This puts the total number of cases at 53,913 and total deaths at 5,158.

The number of daily cases continues to decline in Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a number of changes to the state at a media conference on Wednesday. Now gatherings of 10 or fewer people are permitted. Later in May auto showrooms, retail businesses will be permitted to operate by appointment only with their customers.

Though the number of cases is dropping daily, several counties in Michigan continue to have high counts of COVID-19 cases: Genesee (1,929), Kent (3,231), Macomb (6,445), Oakland (8,131), Washtenaw (1,275) and Wayne (9,015).

Detroit continues to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 10,587 total cases and 1299 total deaths.

A total of 28,234 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to DHHS as of May 15.

The Michigan Department of Corrections reports 60 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 3275 cases.

John Hopkins University reported on Friday that the global COVID-19 case count has surpassed 5 million and total related deaths has reached 335,993. The United States accounts for 1.6 million of the total global cases and 95,533 of the total deaths.

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Anna Liz Nichols
Anna Liz Nichols

Anna Liz Nichols is a former Michigan Advance intern. She is a Michigan State University graduate who has reported for several publications, including MLive and Michigan State University’s award-winning student paper, the State News, where she covered the many tendrils of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.