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53,009 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 3:11 PM, May 20, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 53,009.

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 659 from yesterday, when there were 52,350 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 435 new cases.

The state says there have been 5,060 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 43 from yesterday, when there were 5,017 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 102 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 1,539,633 cases, and there have been 289,392 deaths — while 283,178 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