The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 891,933 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,487 have died from the virus — an additional 318 cases and 8 deaths since Thursday.
DHHS also reports that an additional 104,823 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,233 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 996,756 statewide cases and 20,720 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 last 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. Whitmer announced on Friday that 60% of the state population aged 16 and older has received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Johns Hopkins University reports that there are more than 174.9 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 598,877 deaths have been recorded nationally.