Coronavirus deaths in Michigan pass 5k

Officials expect that number to grow as the state changes how it counts COVID-19 deaths.

As of Tuesday, more than 5,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Michigan.

It’s only the fourth state to have reached that grim statistic, according to an article on MLive.

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At the same time, state officials announced they are altering the way they classify COVID-19 deaths, according to an article in Bridge Magazine.

The state will soon begin counting “probable” coronavirus deaths in its fatality statistics, a move that could increase Michigan’s COVID-19 death totals by 10% or more.

Currently, the state only includes deaths of people with confirmed COVID-19 test results in its totals. However, that doesn’t account for the full surge in fatalities Michigan has experienced this year.

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