Parker Michels-Boyce/ For the Virginia Mercury
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 892,469 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,548 have died from the virus — an additional 338 cases and eight deaths since Saturday.
The new numbers combine both Sunday’s and Monday’s recorded cases and deaths, as DHHS does not report new data on Sundays. Over those two days, the average number of new confirmed cases has been 169 new cases per day.
DHHS also reports that an additional 104,906 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,239 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 997,375 statewide cases and 20,787 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, 852,204 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 176 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.8 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 33.4 million confirmed cases and 599,907 deaths have been recorded nationally.
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