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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,026,646 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 30,747 have died from the virus — an additional 7,527 cases and 330 deaths since Monday.
The new numbers combine Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 3,764 new confirmed cases per day. DHHS publishes COVID-19 data three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The deaths announced include 239 deaths identified during a vital records review. DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.
DHHS also reports that an additional 290,225 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 2,539 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 2,316,871 statewide cases and 33,286 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 1.5%.
As of Wednesday, the state reports a total of 2,595 COVID-19 hospitalizations across Michigan hospitals, with 458 of those in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There are 79 children hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. The state has an average hospital bed occupancy of 78%.
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 402.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 5.7 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as 77.1 million confirmed cases and 910,716 deaths have been recorded nationally.
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