Michigan tops 58K COVID-19 cases, 5,570 deaths

Detroit COVID-19 testing site | City of Detroit photo

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports Wednesday that 58,035 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,570 have died from the virus — an additional 304 cases and 17 deaths since Tuesday.

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

The city of Detroit, which is the only city in Michigan with its own health department, reported 11,091 total cases and 1381 deaths Wednesday. Combined with the rest of Wayne County, those numbers stand at 20,541 cases and 2,479 deaths. 

Other counties reporting case numbers over 1,000 include: Oakland County (8,425), Macomb County (6,769), Kent County (3,815), Genesee County (2,049), Washtenaw (1,341) and Saginaw with 1,057 cases.

Twenty-six counties beyond that have reported at least 100 cases.

The ages of people dying from the disease range from 5 to 107, and DHHS reports that Michigan has about a 10% fatality rate among its statewide confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of Friday, 38,099 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to the state.

There also have been 3,970 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities, including some in the U.P., and 70 deaths.

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 6.4 million confirmed cases worldwide and 382,451 deaths. In the United States, there are more than 1.8 million confirmed cases and 106,696 deaths.