Michigan reports 1,484 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths since Saturday

    COVID-19 | NIAID-RML

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 581,403 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,362 have died from the virus — 1,484 new cases and three additional deaths over the past two days.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 56,525 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 981 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 637,928 statewide cases and 16,343 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%.

    As of Friday, 529,080 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 111 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.4 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 28.1 million confirmed cases and 499,779 deaths have been recorded nationally.

    Ken Coleman
    Ken Coleman covers Southeast Michigan, economic justice and civil rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: A Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN. Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously to joining the Advance, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. He is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.