34 new COVID-19 deaths, 607 cases reported in Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that 56,621 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,406 have died from the virus — an additional 607 cases and 34 deaths since Thursday.

The outbreak has reached all but four of Michigan’s 83 counties.

The city of Detroit, the only city in Michigan with its own health department, reported 10,929 total cases and 1,356 deaths. Combined with the rest of Wayne County, those numbers stand at 20,227 cases with 2,425 total deaths.

Other counties reporting case numbers over 1,000 include: Oakland County (8,311), Macomb County (6,616), Kent County (3,596), Genesee County (1,998), Washtenaw (1,318) and Saginaw with 1,018 cases.

Michigan COVID-19 cases | DHHS chart

DHHS continues to report that Michigan has about a 10% fatality rate among its statewide confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of last Friday, 33,168 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. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 5.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 362,769 deaths. In the United States, there are more than 1.7 million confirmed cases and 102,323 deaths.

C.J. Moore
C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.