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Michigan reports 915 new COVID cases, 12 deaths 

By: - February 10, 2021 3:15 pm

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses | CDC illustration

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 570,895 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,977 have died from the virus — an additional 915 cases and 12 deaths since Tuesday.

DHHS also reports that an additional 54,075 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 962 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5.

Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 624,970 statewide cases and 15,939 deaths.

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.6%.

A new, faster spreading variant of COVID-19, known as B117, was first detected in Michigan on Jan 16. There are now 45 cases of the new COVID-19 variant confirmed across 10 counties.

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 107.1 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.3 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 27.2 million confirmed cases and 469,448 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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Andrew Roth
Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a regular contributor to the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.