Michigan COVID-19 Update Monday

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Updated: September 28, 2020 03:42 PM

Health officials in Michigan say the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 across the state is 122,735. Monday's daily case count includes new referrals of confirmed cases to MDSS since Saturday. There were 1,308 new cases reported, with eight deaths. Over the two day period, the average number of new confirmed cases is 654 per day. 


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services lists the number of confirmed deaths attributed to the disease caused by the coronavirus as 6,731. The statewide case fatality rate is 5.5%.  MDHHS also reports an additional 12,967 'probable' cases and 320 'probable' deaths. The Department of Health will be releasing daily data Monday through Saturday. They will not be updating on Sunday.

The cumulative total of recovered COVID-19 cases as of September 25 is 95,051. This number will be updated every Saturday. According to MDHHS, health officials are reviewing vital records statistics to identify any laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases who are 30 days out from their onset of illness to represent recovery status. 

As the pandemic continues to impact Michigan, this pool will expand to include more cases. MDHHS defines recovered as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).  The number of persons recovered on August 21, 2020 represents COVID-19 confirmed individuals with an onset date on or prior to July 22, 2020. If an individual dies from a COVID-related cause >30 days from onset/referral, they are removed from the number of persons recovered. 

Health officials say there have been over 3.9 million tests conducted across the state.

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Monday, September 28 in the Northland:

Gogebic County, MI: 148 cases (1 new case) (1 fatal)
Ontonagon County, MI: 41 cases

Visit the Michigan Department of Health COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 7,122,754 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 33.1 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 998,867 deaths as of 9/28/20 11:23am. CDT. Medical personnel have conducted over 101.2 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths on September 22, 2020.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. Scientists continue to work on learning more about this new virus. 

According to the CDC, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, and/or diarrhea.

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