Michigan reports 2,909 new COVID-19 cases over two days

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 17:47:01-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 147,806.

The number of cases increased 2,909 from Saturday, when there were 144,897 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. On Saturday, the state reported 1,791 new cases.

The state says there have been 7,031 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 21 from Saturday, when there were 6,987 deaths. On Saturday, the state reported 23 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 8,202,679 cases, and there have been 220,020 deaths — while 3,234,183 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.