Michigan reports more than 57K COVID-19 cases, 5,516 deaths

By: - June 1, 2020 2:35 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports Monday that 57,532 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,516 have died from the virus — an additional 135 cases and 25 deaths since Sunday.

The outbreak has reached all but four of Michigan’s 83 counties.

The city of Detroit, which is the only city in Michigan with its own health department, reported 11,058 total cases and 1,375 deaths Monday. Combined with the rest of Wayne County, those numbers stand at 20,446 cases with 2,463 total deaths.

Other counties reporting case numbers over 1,000 include: Oakland County (8,407), Macomb County (6,707), Kent County (3,748), Genesee County (2,015), Washtenaw (1,337) and Saginaw with 1,048 cases.

Twenty-five counties beyond that have reported at least 100 cases.

The ages of people dying from the disease range from 5 to 107, and DHHS reports that Michigan has about a 10% fatality rate among its statewide confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of Friday, 38,099 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to the state.

There also have been 3,933 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities, including some in the U.P., and 69 deaths.

The state now reports that Michigan’s two Federal Correctional Institutes (FCIs), Milan and North Lake, have a combined total of 146 cases and four deaths. Data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) shows the Milan facility with four prisoners currently positive for COVID-19, 68 inmates recovered and three deaths; the privately owned North Lake facility in Baldwin reports 27 prisoner cases, 63 recovered and one death.

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 more than 6.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 373,234 deaths. In the United States, there are more than 1.7 million confirmed cases and 104,584 deaths.

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Laina G. Stebbins
Laina G. Stebbins

Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, Native issues and criminal justice for the Advance. A lifelong Michigander, she is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, where she served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State and as a reporter for the Capital News Service. When Laina is not writing or spending time with her cats, she loves art and design, listening to music, playing piano, enjoying good food and being out in nature (especially Up North).