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Michigan sees 1,193 more COVID cases, 10 deaths

By: - February 12, 2021 3:27 pm

COVID-19 | CDC image by Hannah A Bullock, Azaibi Tamin

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 573,372 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,062 have died from the virus — an additional 1,193 cases and 10 deaths since Thursday.

DHHS also reports that an additional 54,640 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 965 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 628,012 statewide cases and 16,027 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 108 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.3 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 27.4 million confirmed cases and 476,628 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.