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State reports 2,250 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths since Tuesday

By: - July 30, 2021 2:34 pm

Invited guests were allowed to visit the Oakland Together COVID-19 Tribute Walk at Waterford Oaks County Park in Waterford Township on March 10, the one year anniversary of the first known case of COVID-19 in Michigan. The trail lighting is operated by Bluewater Technologies, who previously ran Glenore Trails in Commerce Township. (Andrew Roth | Michigan Advance)

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 903,933 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,921 have died from the virus — an additional 2,250 cases and 19 deaths since Tuesday.

The state is only reporting COVID-19 data on Tuesdays and Fridays each week. The new numbers combine Wednesday, Thursday and Friday cases and deaths. Over those three days, the average number of new confirmed cases has been 750 new cases per day. The deaths announced include nine identified during a vital records review, which is provided twice each week.

DHHS also reports that an additional 107,173 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,267 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 1,011,106 statewide cases and 21,188 deaths.

The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.2%.

As of Tuesday, 872,163 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to the state.

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 more than 196.9 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.2 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 34.7 million confirmed cases and 612,168 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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Ken Coleman
Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman covers Southeast Michigan, economic justice and civil rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: A Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN. Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously to joining the Advance, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. He is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.