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Positive COVID-19 cases almost hit 66,000, first day since March with no reported deaths

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 09:30:57-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 65,876.

The number of cases has increased 343 from Saturday, July 4, when there were 65,533 cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The state says there have been 5,972 coronavirus deaths in Michigan, with today marking the first day since March with no new reported deaths.

The number of deaths has increased 6 from Thursday, when there were 5,966 statewide 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 2,858,801 total cases, and there have been 129,718 deaths.

894,325 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.