44,397 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 3:07 PM, May 05, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 44,397.

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

The number of cases has increased 447 from yesterday, when there were 43,950 statewide cases in an incomplete daily report from the health department. Yesterday, the state reported 196 new cases.

The state says there have been 4,179 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 44 from yesterday, when there were 4,135 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 86 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 1,193,027 cases, and there have been 70,110 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