The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 702,499 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 16,239 have died from the virus — an additional 10,293 cases and 21 deaths since Saturday.
Over Sunday and Monday, the average number of new confirmed coronavirus cases was 5,146 per day.
DHHS also reports that an additional 77,475 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,043 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 779,974 statewide cases and 17,282 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.3%.
About 2.9 million Michigan residents have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 36.5% of the state’s population 16 and older. In total, 4.7 million doses have been administered in 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 131.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and 2.8 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 30.7 million confirmed cases and 555,174 deaths have been recorded nationally.