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Michigan reports 6,604 COVID-19 cases since Monday

By: - September 15, 2021 2:20 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 983,109 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,597 have died from the virus — an additional 6,604 cases and 44 deaths since Wednesday.

The new numbers combine Tuesday and Wednesday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 3,302 new confirmed cases per day. DHHS publishes COVID-19 data three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The deaths announced include 41 deaths identified during a vital records review. DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.

DHHS also reports that an additional 119,848 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,323 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 1,102,957 statewide cases and 21,920 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 Friday, the state reports that 896,206 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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 about 226.1 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.6 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as 41.4 million confirmed cases and 665,282 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).