The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that overall 90,392 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,289 have died from the virus — an additional 1,121 cases and 16 deaths since Wednesday. It represents the highest daily case count since May.
DHHS also reports that an additional 9,464 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 266 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 99,856 statewide cases and 6,555 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. 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 20.7 million confirmed cases worldwide and 751,033 deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 5.1 million confirmed cases and 166,483 deaths have been recorded.