Michigan reports 327 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 893,491 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,647 have died from the virus — an additional 327 cases and 35 deaths since Friday.

    The new numbers combine Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s recorded cases and deaths, as DHHS does not report new data on the weekends, as of Friday. Over those three days, the average number of new confirmed cases has been 109 new cases per day.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 104,985 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,250 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5, 2020.

    Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 998,149 statewide cases and 20,862 deaths.

    The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.2%.

    As of Friday, 860,080 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, 2020. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

    Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 179 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.9 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 33.5 million confirmed cases and 601,961 deaths have been recorded nationally.

    Allison R. Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.