Michigan reports 441 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 107,812 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,539 have died from the virus — an additional 441 cases and one death since Monday.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 11,090 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 272 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 118,902 statewide cases and 6,811 deaths.

    The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate has dropped again slightly to 6.1%.

    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 27.4 million confirmed cases worldwide and 894,163 deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 6.3 million confirmed cases and 189,456 deaths have been recorded.

    C.J. Moore
    C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.