State reports 2,786 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths since Monday

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card at Operation Warp Speed headquarters in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 2020.

By Ken Coleman, Michigan Advance

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 916,006 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,982 have died from the virus — an additional 2,786 cases and 24 deaths since Monday.

The state is only reporting COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays each week. The new numbers combine Tuesday and Wednesday. The average number of cases over the two days were 1,393. The deaths announced include 12 identified during a vital records review. 

DHHS also reports that an additional 108,997 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well as 1,270 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 1,025,003 statewide cases and 21,252 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 Tuesday, 872,992 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 204.4 million confirmed cases worldwide and 4.3 million deaths. The United States makes up a significant portion of those, as more than 36.1 million confirmed cases and 618,550 deaths have been recorded nationally.

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