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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 865,349 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 18,239 have died from the virus — an additional 2,716 cases and 33 deaths since Saturday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 99,594 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,172 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 964,943 statewide cases and 19,411 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.1%. As of last Friday, 703,746 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 158.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.2 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 32.6 million confirmed cases and 581,939 deaths have been recorded nationally.
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