Michigan COVID-19 Update: 38 new deaths

Michigan COVID-19 Update: 38 new deaths Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Susan Holt
Updated: May 28, 2020 05:49 PM

Health officials in Michigan say another 406 COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Thursday, pushing the state’s total to 56,014. There were an additional 38 deaths reported. According the the Michigan Department of Health website, the number of deaths today, include 17 identified during a Vital Records review.


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the total number of deaths attributed to the disease caused by the coronavirus is 5,372.  

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Thursday, May 28 in the Northland:

Gogebic County, MI: 5 cases (1 fatal)
Ontonagon County, MI: 0 cases 

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

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 1,709,996 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 5.9 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 357,000 deaths as of 5/28/20 12:30 PM. Medical personnel have conducted over 15 million tests in the United States so far.

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.


Susan Holt

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