The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 594,765 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,610 have died from the virus — an additional 1,486 cases and 10 deaths since Thursday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 59,615 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 991 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5. Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 654,380 statewide cases and 16,601 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.6%.
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 115.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.5 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 28.8 million confirmed cases and 521,290 deaths have been recorded nationally.