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COVID-19 in Michigan: Confirmed cases reach 109,519 and 6,569 deaths

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Michigan health officials reported 924 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, bringing the total to 109,519.{ } (WWMT/John Moore, Getty Images)

Michigan health officials reported 924 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, bringing the total to 109,519.

The state reported 17 more deaths from the virus. The state said nine of the deaths were identified during a records review. As of Thursday, 6,569 people have died from COVID-19 in Michigan.

State officials said three times a week, the staff at Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reviews records that identify COVID-19 as a case of death. They then match the records with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of Friday, Sept. 4, a total of 80,678 people in Michigan have recovered from the virus. A patient is considered recovered when they are clear of the disease 30 days after initial onset. State health officials report that Michigan labs have completed 3,335,846 tests as of Sept. 9, to check for infection by the virus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the disease.

As of Sept. 9, there have been 8,301 confirmed cases among residents in long-term care facilities in Michigan. There have been 2,122 reported resident deaths in long-term facilities.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides daily updates, about 3 p.m., on the status of COVID-19 cases in the state.