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New Coronavirus cases increase in Michigan for 5th consecutive day

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 14:44:27-04

LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 62,695.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released the latest numbers on the coronavirus outbreak this afternoon.

The number of cases has increased 389 from yesterday, when there were 62,306 statewide cases. Yesterday, the state reported 353 new cases.

That is the fifth straight day of increasing number of new daily cases in the state. The last time the state saw as many new cases reported on one day was May 31.

The state says there have been 5,888 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 1 from yesterday, when there were 5,887 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 19 new deaths.

Statewide, 49,290 people have recovered from the virus as of June 19. 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 2,444,483 cases, and there have been 124,732 deaths — while 653,562 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.