The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 167,545 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,257 have died from the virus — an additional 3,271 cases and 18 deaths since Tuesday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 18,389 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 349 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 185,934 statewide cases and 7,606 deaths.
What’s more, 38 states, including Michigan, are reporting increases in the number of hospitalized patients compared to two weeks ago, according to a CBS news report.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate has dropped again slightly to 4.3%.
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 44.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1.1 million deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 8.8 million confirmed cases and 227,177 deaths have been recorded.