Michigan reports 825K total COVID-19 cases 

    Invited guests were allowed to visit the Oakland Together COVID-19 Tribute Walk at Waterford Oaks County Park in Waterford Township on March 10, the one year anniversary of the first known case of COVID-19 in Michigan. The trail lighting is operated by Bluewater Technologies, who previously ran Glenore Trails in Commerce Township. (Andrew Roth | Michigan Advance)

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 825,844 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 17,324 have died from the virus — an additional 6,524 cases and 35 deaths since Saturday.

    The new numbers combine both Sunday’s and Monday’s recorded cases and deaths, as DHHS does not report new data on Sundays. Over those two days, the average number of new confirmed cases has been 3,262 new cases per day.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 93,036 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,122 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 918,880 statewide cases and 18,446 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 Friday, 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 147.4 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.1 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 32.1 million confirmed cases and 572,361 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).