These are the numbers released earlier this afternoon by the State of Michigan.
The total number of confirmed cases: 244,741 which is a 8,516 person increase from the previous day. Deaths: 7,929 total deceased, which is a *118 person increase from the previous day.
Note on deaths (11/13/20): Regular reviews of death certificate data maintained in Vital Records reporting systems are conducted by MDHHS staff three times per week. As a part of this process, records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death are compared against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS). If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified. These matched deaths are then included with mortality information posted to the Michigan Coronavirus website. As a result of the most recent assessment, today’s data includes 83 additional deaths identified by this methodology.
**At the suggestion of a reader of these posts, I will also be combining Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County totals, being that is the bulk of Metro Detroit.**
*Combined tri-county area (including Detroit) number of cases confirmed: 99.357, which accounts for 40.5% of the cases in the state.
*Combined tri-county area (including Detroit) number of deaths confirmed: 5,270, which accounts for 66.4% of the deaths in the state.
*Detroit and Wayne County lead the state with 45,711 cases or 18.6% of the total in the state.
*Detroit and Wayne County account for 2,944 of the deaths in the state, which are 37.1% of the current total in the state.
The city of Detroit is in the County of Wayne, so that is why they are combined here.