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78,507 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 15:11:51-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to to 78,507.

The number of cases increased 488 from yesterday, when there were 78,019 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 1,041 new cases – which included a portion of back-logged cases that weren't counted on Saturday due to lab messaging system issues that have been resolved.

The state says there have been 6,154 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 5 from yesterday, when there were 6,149 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 0 new deaths.

Statewide, 57,502 people have recovered from the virus as of July 24. 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 4,266,116 cases, and there have been 147,143 deaths — while 1,297,863 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.