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State reports 4,326 new COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths since Monday

By: - August 25, 2021 2:31 pm

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 937,720 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,161 have died from the virus — an additional 4,326 cases and 38 deaths since Monday.

The new numbers combine Tuesday and Wednesday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 2,163 new confirmed cases per day. DHHS now publishes COVID-19 data three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The deaths announced include 10 deaths identified during a vital records review. The DHHS conducts this review process two times per week.

DHHS also reports that an additional 112,433 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,285 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 1,050,153 statewide cases and 21,446 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 last 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 213.6 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.4 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 38.1 million confirmed cases and 631,593 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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Julia Forrest
Julia Forrest

Julia Forrest is a contributor to the Michigan Advance. She has been covering Michigan and national politics for two years at the Michigan Daily and OpenSecrets. She studies public policy at the University of Michigan.