State reports 510 new COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths Thursday

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 889,511 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,266 have died from the virus — an additional 510 cases and 57 deaths since Wednesday.

    The state notes that 62 deaths added to the overall total on Thursday come from the most recent review of vital records and testing data. This means that those individuals had already died, but are just now being flagged by the state as official COVID-19 deaths. The DHHS conducts this review process three times per week.

    Due to corrections made to the provisional data, the COVID-19 daily death data resulted in a net daily count of 57 deaths.

    DHHS also reports that an additional 104,441 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,219 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 993,952 statewide cases and 20,485 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 Wednesday, about 4.8 million Michigan residents have now been vaccinated, accounting for about 59.1% of the state’s population 16 and older. In total, the state has administered about 8.6 million vaccines.

    As of Friday, 818,165 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 171.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and 3.7 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 33.3 million confirmed cases and 596,154 deaths have been recorded nationally.

    Allison Donahue
    Allison R. 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.