LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 154,688.
The number of cases increased 1,826 from yesterday, when there were 152,862 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 1,873 new cases.
The state says there have been 7,147 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.
The number of deaths has increased 18 from yesterday, when there were 7,129 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 43 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 8,445,242 cases, and there have been 223,437 deaths — while 3,353,056 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.