The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 683,793 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 16,161 have died from the virus — an additional 5,498 cases and 20 deaths since Thursday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 75,807 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,033 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 759,600 statewide cases and 17,194 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.4%.
About 2.85 million Michigan residents have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 35.2% of the state’s population 16 and older. In total, 4.5 million doses have been administered in the state. All Michigan residents age 16 and older will become eligible on Monday.
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 129.9 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.8 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 30.5 million confirmed cases and 553,517 deaths have been recorded nationally.