State reports 1,359 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 139,061 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,941 have died from the virus — an additional 1,359 cases and 13 deaths since Tuesday.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 15,394 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 327 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 154,455 statewide cases and 7,268 deaths.

    The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate stands at 5%.

    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 38.3 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1 million deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where more than 7.9 million confirmed cases and 216,406 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.