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Michigan reports 12,763 new COVID-19 cases over two days

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 15:30:15-05

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 264,576.

The number of cases increased 12,763 from Saturday, when there were 251,813 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. On Saturday, the state reported 7,072 new cases.

The state says there have been 8,049 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 55 from Saturday, when there were 7,994 deaths. On Saturday, the state reported 65 new deaths.

Statewide, 138,862 people have recovered from the virus as of Nov. 13. 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 11,114,151 cases, and there have been 246,758 deaths — while 4,185,549 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.