Michigan Covid-19 cases spike, with highest number recorded So Far

October 15, 2020, 3:21 PM

(Graphic: Department of Health and Human Services)

Covid-19, once seemingly in retreat, is again on the upswing in Michigan. 

The state Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reports its highest daily numbers of new cases: 2,030, along with 32 deaths. 

The latest tally of deaths includes 21 earlier ones added after a review of reports from county health departments. And the new cases include some from Tuesday because of "a data slowdown in the processing of laboratory results to the statewide reporting system," the Lansing agency says. "This slowdown ... delayed the entry of some lab results by up to 15 hours."

The previous one-day peak came April 3, with 1,953 cases.

This brings the total of confirmed Michigan pandemic cases to 141,091 since March 10, with 6,973 deaths. 

Wayne and Oakland have the highest county totals, followed by Macomb. 

Leave a Comment:

Photo Of The Day