The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 320,506 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 8,688 have died from the virus — an additional 6,290 cases and 145 deaths since Monday, including 51 from a vital records review.
Tuesday’s reported death total is the highest since May 2, which saw 154 deaths.
DHHS also reports that an additional 27,240 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 406 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 347,746 statewide cases and 9,094 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate has fallen again slightly to 2.7%.
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.
Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 59.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and 1.4 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 12.4 million confirmed cases and 258,827 deaths have been recorded nationally.