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Michigan reports 228 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

By: - July 1, 2021 2:38 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 894,856 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,758 have died from the virus — an additional 228 cases and 10 deaths since Wednesday.

The state notes that 14 deaths added to the overall total on Thursday come from the most recent review of vital records and testing data. This means that those individuals had already died, but are just now being flagged by the state as official COVID-19 deaths. The DHHS conducts this review process three times per week.

DHHS also reports that an additional 105,385 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,255 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 1,000,241 statewide cases and 21,013 deaths.

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.2%.

As of Friday, 865,577 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to the state.

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 more than 182.4 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.9 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 33.6 million confirmed cases and 604,901 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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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).

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