The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 546,468 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,070 have died from the virus. That’s an additional 2,157 cases and 17 additional deaths since Thursday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 48,452 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 881 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 594,920 statewide cases and 14,951 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 97.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.1 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 24.6 million confirmed cases and 411,781 deaths have been recorded nationally.