Michigan tops 70,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 15:10:28-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to to 70,306.

The number of cases increased 584 from yesterday, when there were 69,722 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 384 new cases.

The state says there have been 6,081 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 6 from yesterday, when there were 6,075 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 7 new deaths.

Statewide, 53,867 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 3,397,069 cases, and there have been 136,`117 deaths — while 1,031,939 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.