Michigan reports 939 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

    Susan J. Demas

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 577,203 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,188 have died from the virus — an additional 939 cases and 11 deaths since Tuesday.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 55,569 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 972 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 632,772 statewide cases and 16,160 deaths.

    The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.6%.

    As of Friday, 517,991 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. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

    Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 109.7 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.4 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 27.7 million confirmed cases and 489,221 deaths have been recorded nationally.

    Laina G. Stebbins
    Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, immigration 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).