The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 117,406 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,665 have died from the virus — an additional 1,536 cases and 12 deaths since Saturday.
DHHS announced earlier this month that it would no longer post new coronavirus cases and deaths on Sundays. The department said weekend data are “often erratic and generally lower than other days due to reduced testing and lab staffing.”
DHHS also reports that an additional 12,526 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 316 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 129,662 statewide cases and 6,981 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 5.7%. DHHS reports that 90,216 people have recovered.
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 31.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 962,046 deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 6.8 million confirmed cases and 199,660 deaths have been recorded.