The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 272,034 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 8,128 have died from the virus — an additional 7,458 cases and 79 deaths since Monday.
Tuesday’s report follows a trend of new daily cases reaching into the thousands as the state continues to experience its worst coronavirus spike yet.
DHHS also reports that an additional 24,806 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 383 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 296,840 statewide cases and 8,511 deaths.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Sunday a set of wide-ranging restrictions to fight the pandemic.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is at 3%.
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 55.3 million confirmed cases worldwide and 1.3 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 11.2 million confirmed cases and 247,645 deaths have been recorded nationally.