Michigan reports 2,015 new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 16:45:15-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 143,106.

The number of cases increased 2,015 from yesterday, when there were 141,091 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported a record-breaking 2,030 new cases.

The state says there have been 6,987 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 14 from yesterday, when there were 6,973 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 32 new deaths.

Statewide, 104,271 people have recovered from the virus as of Oct. 9. 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 8,030,623 cases, and there have been 218,330 deaths — while 3,177,397 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.