Susan J. Demas
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 933,394 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,123 have died from the virus — an additional 3,920 cases and 10 deaths since Friday.
The new numbers combine Friday, Saturday and Sundays recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 1,273 new confirmed cases per day. DHHS now publishes COVID-19 data three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The deaths announced include five deaths identified during a vital records review. The DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.
DHHS also reports that an additional 111,564 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,282 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 1,044,958 statewide cases and 21,405 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 Friday, the state reports that 878,031 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 more than 212.1 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.4 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 37.7 million confirmed cases and 628,625 deaths have been recorded nationally.
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