DETROIT – Michigan reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, but added 1,041 new confirmed cases, health officials said.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday’s case count is higher that previous days because there was a delay in processing laboratory results from Friday evening through Saturday morning. That rolled cases that should have been included in Saturday's total of 437 confirmed cases into Sunday's tally.
Overall, the state has reported 78,019 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6,149 deaths since the pandemic began.
The death count was lower than Friday's count of 6,151 because state officials acknowledged corrections after reviewing information. A manual data entry error led to a decrease of 16 deaths from the total. Then on Saturday, 14 more deaths were reported, eight of which were discovered during a review of death certificates.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for others, especially older people and the infirm, it can cause severe symptoms and lead to death.