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Michigan reports 17,162 new COVID-19 cases over two days

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Nov 27, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 341,941.

The number of cases increased 17,162 since Wednesday, when there were 324,779 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. On Wednesday, the state reported 4,273 new cases.

The state says this afternoon there have been 8,933 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 172 from Wednesday, when there were 8,761 deaths. On Wednesday, the state reported 73 new deaths.

Statewide, 152,267 people have recovered from the virus as of Nov. 20. 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 12,982,155 cases, and there have been 264,163 deaths — while 4,871,203 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.

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