80,172 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 15:19:30-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 80,172.

The number of cases increased 996 from yesterday, when there were 79,176 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 669 new cases.

Today's case count includes about 300 backlogged cases from "older lab results."

The state says there have been 6,172 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 2 from yesterday, when there were 6,170 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 16 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 4,390,491 cases, and there have been 149,161 deaths — while 1,355,363 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.