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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 1,104,634 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 21,862 have died from the virus — an additional 7,505 cases and 118 deaths since Wednesday.
The new numbers combine Thursday and Friday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 3,752 new confirmed cases per day. DHHS publishes COVID-19 data three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The deaths announced include 69 deaths identified during a vital records review. DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.
DHHS also reports that an additional 142,389 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,447 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 1,247,023 statewide cases and 23,309 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2%.
As of Friday, the state reports that 962,955 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 242.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.9 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as 45.3 million confirmed cases and 734,034 deaths have been recorded nationally.
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