Michigan reports 1,597 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 16:46:43-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 150,989.

The number of cases increased 1,597 from yesterday, when there were 149,392 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 1,586 new cases.

The state says there have been 7,086 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 33 from yesterday, when there were 7,053 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 22 new deaths.

Statewide, 109,539 people have recovered from the virus as of Oct. 17. 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 8,308,971 cases, and there have been 221,694 deaths — while 3,295,426 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.