State COVID-19 report: 90K total cases, 1,121 highest daily case total since May

    Detroit COVID-19 testing site | City of Detroit photo

    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.


    Ken Coleman
    Ken Coleman covers Southeast Michigan, economic justice and civil rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: A Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN. Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously to joining the Advance, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. He is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.