The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 525,612 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13,501 have died from the virus. That’s an additional 1,994 cases and 100 additional deaths since Monday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 44,538 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 795 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 570,150 statewide cases and 14,296 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate remains at 2.6%. 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 91.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 1.9 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 22.7 million confirmed cases and 378,849 deaths have been recorded nationally.