Michigan reports 6,940 new COVID-19 cases, 45 more deaths

Posted at 2:42 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:42:06-05

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 236,225.

The number of cases increased 6,940 from Wednesday, when there were 229,285 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this evening.

On Wednesday, the state reported 6,008 new cases.

The state says there have been 7,811 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 45 from Tuesday, when there were 7,766 deaths. On Wednesday, the state reported 42 new deaths.

Statewide, 121,093 people have recovered from the virus as of Oct. 30. 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 10,488,531 cases, and there have been 242,310 deaths — while 3,781,751 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.