DETROIT – More than 15,500 people in Michigan have died from COVID-19 since the first two cases of the infectious disease were announced almost a year ago.
On March 10, 2020 Michigan confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases. Those cases included an Oakland County woman and Wayne County man who had both reported traveling at the time.
Fast-forward almost a year later and 596,054 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Michigan as of Saturday, including 15,666 deaths to be exact.
It was only a matter of time before COVID-19 made its way to Michigan. Around this time last year, other states had already reported confirmed cases.
Within a short amount of time it eventually spread to every state and as of Sunday killed 524,668 Americans with more than 28.9 million cases reported in the United States alone, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Worldwide, more than 116.7 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 2.5 million have died.