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51,915 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 5:18 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 17:18:38-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 51,915.

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 773 from yesterday, when there were 51,142 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 638 new cases.

The health department says 513 of the new cases reported today are due to "enhanced testing" at facilities run by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

The state says there have been 4,915 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 24 from yesterday, when there were 4,891 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 11 new deaths.

Statewide, 28,234 people have recovered from the virus as of May 15. 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 1,504,244 cases, and there have been 90,193 deaths — while 272,265 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