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Michigan reports 1,774 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

By: - January 29, 2021 3:49 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 557,883 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,497 have died from the virus. That’s an additional 1,774 cases and six additional deaths since Thursday.

DHHS also reports that an additional 50,744 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 913 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 608,627 statewide cases and 15,410 deaths.

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate remains at 2.6%. 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 101.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and nearly 2.2 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 25.8 million confirmed cases and 434,696 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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C.J. Moore
C.J. Moore

C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.