Michigan COVID-19 cases rising again with 389 new cases Friday

    Detroit COVID-19 testing site | City of Detroit photo

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that 62,695 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,888 have died from the virus — an additional 389 cases and two deaths since Thursday.

    At least 63 cases are from individuals who visited Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in East Lansing between June 12 and 22. The Ingham County Health Department has advised anyone at the bar during that time frame to quarantine for 14 days and get tested.

    DHHS also notes that an additional 6,634 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 246 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 69,329 statewide cases and 6,134 deaths.

    The virus has been detected in all but one of Michigan’s 83 counties. Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula has not reported any cases.

    Michigan’s COVID-19 fatality rate is now at 9.4% statewide.

    The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

    Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 9.6 million confirmed cases worldwide and 444,853 deaths. One-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 2.4 million confirmed cases and 124,732 deaths have been recorded.

    Laina G. Stebbins
    Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, civil rights and criminal justice. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, where she served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State and as a reporter for the Capital News Service. When Laina is not writing or listening to podcasts, she loves art and design, discovering new music, being out in nature and spending time with her two very special cats.