LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 244,741.
The number of cases increased 8,516 from Thursday, when there were 236,225 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this evening.
On Thursday, the state reported 6,940 new cases.
The state says there have been 7,929 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.
The number of deaths has increased 118 from Thursday, when there were 7,811 deaths. On Wednesday, the state reported 45 new deaths. Thursday's number of deaths includes 83 identified during a records review, the state said.
Statewide, 128,981 people have recovered from the virus as of Nov. 13. 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 10,607,221 cases, and there have been 242,918 deaths — while 4,095,146 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.