53,510 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 3:09 PM, May 21, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 53,510.

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 501 from yesterday, when there were 53,009 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 659 new cases.

The state says there have been 5,129 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 69 from yesterday, when there were 5,060 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 43 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 1,562,714 cases, and there have been 93,863 deaths — while 294,312 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