LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 99,200.
The number of cases increased 761 from yesterday, when there were 98,439 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 779 new cases.
The state says there have been 6,424 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.
The number of deaths has increased seven from yesterday, when there were 6,417 statewide deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 20 new deaths.
Statewide, 72,580 people have recovered from the virus as of Aug. 21. 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 5,800,472 cases, and there have been 179,150 deaths — while 2,053,699 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.