State reports 524 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 103,710 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,509 have died from the virus — an additional 524 cases and 14 deaths since Tuesday. 

    DHHS also reports that an additional 10,758 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 272 probable deaths. The department began tracking probable cases on April 5.

    After combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases, the total is 114,468 statewide cases and 6,781 deaths. 

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    The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is currently at 6.3%.

    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 25.8 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 858,436 deaths. About one-quarter of those are in the United States, where about 6.1 million confirmed cases and 184,803 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.