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24,638 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 15:42:49-04

Editor's note: The state initially reported 26,638 total cases this afternoon. It has since corrected the number to 24,638.

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 24,638.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported the latest numbers of cases in the coronavirus outbreak this afternoon.

The number of cases has increased 645 from yesterday, when there were 23,993 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 1,210 new cases.

The state says there have been 1,487 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 95 from yesterday, when there 1,392 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 111 new deaths.

Despite the day-to-day drop — rather than increase — in new cases and new deaths since yesterday, the the health department says, "We cannot say if this represents a true decline in COVID-19 cases and deaths in our state."

"Reported case counts may reflect a reduction in the amount of laboratory testing performed over the weekend and holiday," the health department says.

"Single-day fluctuations in the number of confirmed cases may not be significant, as a number of external factors can affect data reporting."

Statewide, 433 people have recovered from the virus as of April 10.

In the U.S., there are 542,023 cases, and there have been 21,489 deaths — while 32,369 people have recovered, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

See the state's breakdown by county, sex, age and more.

See interactive graphics on the cases in Michigan.