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Michigan reports 1,383 new COVID cases, 32 deaths

By: - February 3, 2021 4:04 pm

Image of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the disease that flared in Wuhan, China, in late December | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Lab

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 563,893 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,704 have died from the virus — an additional 1,383 cases and 32 deaths since Tuesday.

DHHS also reports that an additional 51,633 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 937 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5.

Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 614,143 statewide cases and 15,609 deaths.

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.6%.

A new variant of COVID-19, known as B117, was first detected in Michigan on Jan 16. There are now 13 cases of the new COVID-19 variant confirmed in Washtenaw County and four in Wayne County.

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 104.1 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.2 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 26.4 million confirmed cases and 448,862 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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Andrew Roth
Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a regular contributor to the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.