Michigan reports 2,391 deaths - signs of plateau
(4/19/20) - Michigan is now reporting 2,391 deaths and 31,424 total cases of coronavirus, according to the latest numbers released by the state on Sunday.
There were 83 new deaths and 633 new positive cases, and
Michigan officials say the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is plateauing.
Michigan said 3,237 people had recovered from COVID-19.
It said the number as of April 17 would continue to grow.
According to the state, "Recovered is defined 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 new number represented people with an onset date on or prior to March 18.
The data was based on cases reported by health care providers, medical examiners/coroners, and recorded by local health departments.
Genesee County had 1,240 confirmed cases and 115 deaths.
Bay County had 82 confirmed cases and 2 deaths.
Saginaw County had 404 cases and 24 deaths.
Midland County had 45 confirmed cases and two deaths.
Lapeer County is reporting 143 cases and 18 deaths.
Shiawassee County now has 94 cases and 2 deaths.
The Michigan Department of Corrections reported 556 confirmed cases and 17 deaths.
The Federal Correctional Institute showed 51 confirmed cases in Michigan and no deaths.