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Michigan reports 2,031 new cases, 40 deaths

By: - January 20, 2021 3:19 pm


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 542,146 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13,905 have died from the virus. That’s an additional 2,031 cases and 40 additional deaths since Tuesday.

DHHS also reports that an additional 47,723 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 865 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 589,869 statewide cases and 14,770 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 96.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.1 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 24.3 million confirmed cases and 403,952 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.