Michigan reports record-breaking number of new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 17:17:05-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 141,091.

The number of cases increased 2,030 from yesterday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. The number of new daily cases is the highest the state has ever announced, according to WXYZ. The previous high was 1,953 cases on April 3.

The state later said today's case count includes "a number of cases" that weren't included in yesterday's total due to a "data slowdown" while processing lab results in the statewide system.

Yesterday, the state reported 1,359 new cases. when there were 139,061 statewide cases

The state says there have been 6,973 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 32 from yesterday, when there were 6,941 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 13 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 7,948,755 cases, and there have been 217,374 deaths — while 3,155,826 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.