43,950 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 8:26 PM, May 04, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 43,950.

After delaying its daily COVID-19 report this afternoon due to a "software issue," the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported this evening the latest numbers on the coronavirus outbreak.

However, today's coronavirus numbers are incomplete, since the state is still processing the "data backlog" created by the technical problem.

The number of cases has increased 196 from yesterday, when there were 43,754 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 547 new cases.

The state says there have been 4,135 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 86 from yesterday, when there were 4,049 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 29 new deaths.

Statewide, 15,659 people have recovered from the virus as of May 1. A person is considered "recovered" by the state if they are "30 days out from their onset of illness."

In the U.S., there are 1,178,906 cases, and there have been 68,689 deaths — while 187,180 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by 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