66,627 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan, deaths in state top 6,000

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 16:10:40-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 66,627.

The number of cases has increased 454 from yesterday, when there were 66,173 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 297 new cases.

The state says there have been 6,005 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 30 from yesterday, when there were 5,975 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 3 new deaths.

Statewide, 52,841 people have recovered from the virus as of July 5. 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 2,961,232 cases, and there have been 130,751 deaths — while 924,148 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.