LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 152,862.
The number of cases increased 1,873 from yesterday, when there were 150,989 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 1,597 new cases.
The state says there have been 7,129 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.
The number of deaths has increased 43 from yesterday, when there were 7,086 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 33 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 8,378,377 cases, and there have been 222,663 deaths — while 3,323,354 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.