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State reports 3,962 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By: - August 6, 2021 1:47 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 910,500 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,950 have died from the virus — an additional 3,962 cases and three 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 1,321 new cases per day. The deaths announced include three identified during a vital records review, which is provided twice each week.

DHHS also reports that an additional 108,101 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,270 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 1,018,601 statewide cases and 21,221 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, 872,992 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 201.3 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.3 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 35.5 million confirmed cases and 615,438 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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Allison R. Donahue
Allison R. Donahue

Allison R. Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.