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

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 17:45:51-05

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 197,806.

The number of cases increased 5,710 from yesterday, when there were 192,096 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 4,101 new cases.

The number of new daily cases is the highest the state has ever announced, according to WXYZ. The previous record was yesterday, when the state reported 4,101 new cases.

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The state says there have been 7,470 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 51 from yesterday, when there were 7,419 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 19 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 9,544,315 cases, and there have been 234,300 deaths — while 3,743,527 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.