The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 840,954 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 17,611 have died from the virus — an additional 3,440 cases and 36 deaths since Thursday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 95,513 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,142 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 936,467 statewide cases and 18,753 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.1%.
As of April 23, 626,254 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 150 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.1 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 32.3 million confirmed cases and 575,434 deaths have been recorded nationally.