Michigan reports 446 new COVID-19 cases Friday

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 889,957 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,293 have died from the virus — an additional 446 cases and 27 deaths since Wednesday.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 104,549 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,218 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 994,506 statewide cases and 20,511 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, 818,165 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 172.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.7 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 33.3 million confirmed cases and 596,723 deaths have been recorded nationally.

    Laina G. Stebbins
    Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, Native issues and criminal justice for the Advance. A lifelong Michigander, she is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, where she served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State and as a reporter for the Capital News Service. When Laina is not writing or spending time with her cats, she loves art and design, listening to music, playing piano, enjoying good food and being out in nature (especially Up North).