Nearly 63.5K Michiganders test positive for COVID-19

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 63,497 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,915 have died from the virus — an additional 236 cases and four deaths since Sunday.

    At least 85 cases are from individuals who visited Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in East Lansing between June 12 and 22. The Ingham County Health Department has advised anyone at the bar during that time frame to quarantine for 14 days and get tested.

    DHHS also notes that an additional 6,726 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 246 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 70,223 statewide cases and 6,161 deaths.

    The virus has been detected in all but one of Michigan’s 83 counties. Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula has not reported any cases.

    Michigan’s COVID-19 fatality rate is now at 9.3% statewide.

    The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

    Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 10.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and 502,947 deaths. One-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 2.6 million confirmed cases and 125,928 deaths have been recorded.

    Allison Donahue
    Allison Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.