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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 1,188,678 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 22,767 have died from the virus — an additional 15,878 cases and 83 deaths since Wednesday.
The new numbers combine Thursday’s and Friday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 7,939 new confirmed cases per day. The DHHS noted this average includes lab results from a processing delay that state officials reported Wednesday. The DHHS said the “issue has been resolved” in regards to the reason for the delay.
The deaths announced Friday include 43 deaths identified during a vital records review. DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.
DHHS also reports that an additional 156,289 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,533 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5, 2020.
Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 1,329,089 statewide cases and 24,217 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 1.9%.
As of Friday, Nov. 5, the state reports that 1,026,195 people have recovered from COVID-19.
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10, 2020. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.
Johns Hopkins University reports that there are about 252.3 million confirmed cases worldwide and 5 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as 46.9 million confirmed cases and 760,768 deaths have been recorded nationally.
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