Michigan COVID-19 Update Wednesday

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Updated: November 25, 2020 03:12 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:48 PM

Health officials in Michigan say the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 across the state is 324,779 as of Wednesday, November 25. There were 4,273 new cases reported on Wednesday, with 73 deaths. The state surpassed 300,000 on Saturday, November 21 and 200,000 on November 6.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services lists the number of confirmed deaths attributed to the disease caused by the coronavirus as 8,761. The statewide case fatality rate is 2.7%.  MDHHS also reports an additional 27,654 'probable' cases and 409 'probable' deaths. The Department of Health releases daily data Monday through Saturday. They do not update on Sundays.

The cumulative total of recovered COVID-19 cases as of November 20 is 152,267. This number is only updated on Saturdays. 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 6.8 million tests conducted across the state.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases as of Wednesday, November 25 in the Northland:

Gogebic County, MI: 546 cases (4 new cases)  (11 deaths)
Ontonagon County, MI: 245 cases  (12 deaths) 

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

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 12,642,245 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 60 million people have been infected worldwide with 1,414,513 deaths as of 11/25/20 11:27am. CST. Medical personnel have conducted over 182.9 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths on September 22, 2020, and the world passed 1 million deaths on September 28, 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.

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