LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 49,582.
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 1,191 from yesterday, when there were 48,391 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 370 new cases.
The "significant increase" in new cases reported today over previous days is due to several factors: including a backlog of some test results that were manually entered into the Michigan Disease Surveillance System and increased testing at correctional facilities across the state.
The state says there have been 4,787 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.
The number of deaths has increased 73 from yesterday, when there were 4,714 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 40 new deaths.
Statewide, 22,686 people have recovered from the virus as of May 8. 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 1,401,948 cases, and there have been 85,066 deaths — while 243,430 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.