State reports more than 528K total COVID-19 cases

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    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 528,306 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13,533 have died from the virus, which is an additional 2,694 cases and 32 deaths since Tuesday.

    DHHS reports that an additional 44,972 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 803 probable deaths. Combining the state’s confirmed positive cases with probable cases brings the total up to 573,278 statewide cases and confirmed deaths with probable deaths brings the total up to 14,336 deaths. The department began tracking probable cases and deaths on April 5. 

    The virus has been detected in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. The state’s COVID-19 fatality rate is 2.6%.

    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 92.1 million confirmed cases worldwide and 1.9 million deaths. About one-fifth of those are in the United States, where more than 23 million confirmed cases and 382,624 deaths have been recorded.

    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.