Backlog Of Tests From Labs Cited As Part Of Reason For 1,191 New COVID-19 Cases In Michigan

Berrien County’s COVID-19 cases are up by 45 to 470, with one additional death to bring that total to 27. The Berrien County Health Department says the number who have recovered from coronavirus in the county is now 284. In Cass County, there are two new cases for a total of 46 with two deaths, while in Van Buren County there are now an even 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up six, with one additional death for a total of five.. Statewide, there are 1,191 new cases as of Thursday afternoon for a total of 49,582 with 73 new deaths for a total of 4,787. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the increase in new cases is sharply higher than previous days because of backlogged reports now being entered electronically from three private labs. Nearly half of the new deaths reported statewide are due to a Vital Records review of death certificates, which is done three times per week.