The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 891,314 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,439 have died from the virus — an additional 257 cases and seven deaths since Tuesday.
The department also reports that an additional 104,751 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,228 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5, 2020.
Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 996,065 statewide cases and 20,667 deaths.
The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 2.2%.
As of Friday, 837,864 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to the state.
The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10, 2020. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.
Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 174.1 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.7 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 33.4 million confirmed cases and 598,503 deaths have been recorded nationally.