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Michigan reports 7,867 new COVID-19 cases, 142 deaths since Monday

By: - October 27, 2021 4:23 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 1,120,357 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 22,060 have died from the virus — an additional 7,867 cases and 142 deaths since Monday.

The new numbers combine Tuesday and Wednesday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 3,933 new confirmed cases per day. DHHS publishes COVID-19 data three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The deaths announced include 66 deaths identified during a vital records review. DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.

DHHS also reports that an additional 145,024 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,466 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 1,265,381 statewide cases and 23,526 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 982,288 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 244.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.9 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as 45.6 million confirmed cases and 740,560 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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Anna Gustafson
Anna Gustafson

Anna Gustafson is the assistant editor at Michigan Advance, where her beats include economic justice, health care and immigration. Previously the founder of the Muskegon Times and the editor at Rapid Growth Media in Grand Rapids, Anna has worked as an editor and reporter for news outlets across the country. She began her journalism career reporting on state politics in Wisconsin and has gone on to cover government, racial justice and immigration reform in New York City, education in Connecticut, the environment in Wyoming, and more. Previously, Anna lived in Argentina and Morocco, and, when she’s not working, she’s often trying to perfect the empanada and couscous recipes she fell in love with in these countries. You’ll likely also find her working on her century-old home in downtown Lansing, writing that ever-elusive novel and hiking throughout Michigan.

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