COVID-19 in Michigan: Confirmed cases reach 538,377 with 13,824 deaths

COVID-19 in Michigan: Confirmed cases reach 538,377 with 13,824 deaths

January 18, 2021 | WWMT | Lansing, MI — Michigan health officials reported 2,843 new cases of COVID-19 from Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, and Monday, Jan. 18, bringing the total to 538,377. Over the two days, Sunday and Monday, the average number of new confirmed cases was 1,421 per day.

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The state also reported 20 more deaths from the virus. As of Monday, 13,824 people have died from COVID-19 in Michigan.

State officials said three times a week, the staff at Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reviews records that identify COVID-19 as a cause of death. They then match the records with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The state health department launched an online dashboard Dec. 14, 2020 to track the vaccine distribution across the state.

As of Jan. 13, 2021, 1,471 sites had enrolled to administer the vaccine. 831,150 vaccines had been shipped, while 405,992 doses had been administered.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the United States has seen 23,992,252 cases and 398,142 deaths. Worldwide, 95,364,173 people have contracted the disease, and 2,035,605 have died.

As of Friday, Jan. 15, a total of 442,408 people in Michigan had recovered from the virus. A patient is considered recovered when they are clear of the disease 30 days after initial onset. State health officials report that Michigan labs have completed 9,434,870 tests as of Jan. 18, to check for infection by the virus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the disease.

As of Monday, Jan. 11, there have been 22,099 confirmed cases among residents in long-term care facilities in Michigan. There have been 5,038 reported resident deaths in long-term facilities.