Michigan COVID-19 Update Saturday

Michigan COVID-19 Update Saturday Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Updated: September 19, 2020 02:54 PM

Health officials in Michigan say the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 across the state is 115,870. There were 483 cases reported on Saturday, with 15 deaths.


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services lists the number of confirmed deaths attributed to the disease caused by the coronavirus as 6,653. The statewide case fatality rate is 5.8%.  MDHHS also reports an additional 12,117 'probable' cases and 316 '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 11 is 85,513. 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. These numbers will be updated every Saturday.

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 3.6 million tests conducted across the state.

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Saturday, September 19 in the Northland:

Gogebic County, MI: 141 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 6,730,653 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 30.5 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 953,072 deaths as of 9/19/20 11:30am CDT. Medical personnel have conducted over 91.5 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.

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