Michigan reports almost 52K COVID-19 cases, 5K deaths

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Michigan has nearly 52,000 COVID-19 cases and almost 5,000 deaths as of Monday at 3 p.m., according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). 

The state reported that 773 new cases have been added to the count since Sunday, for a total of 51,915. 

DHHS notes that 513 of these cases are attributed to enhanced testing at Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities. DOC reports a total of 3,051 cases throughout the facilities and 57 total related deaths. 

The state also reports there are 24 new deaths reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 4,915.

Detroit remains the most hard-hit city in the state at 10,368 total cases and 1,260 total related deaths. Combined with the rest of Wayne County, that number stands at 19,128 with 2,226 total deaths.

Other counties with high case counts include: Genesee (1,869), Kent (2,868), Macomb (6,357), Oakland (8,050), and Washtenaw (1,245).

COVID-19 has reached all but four of Michigan’s 83 counties.

As of Friday, 28,234 people have recovered from COVID-19 and the fatality rate is at 9%.

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 almost 4.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 316,000 deaths. In the United States, there are nearly 1.5 million confirmed cases and 89,874 deaths.