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Michigan's confirmed coronavirus cases approaches 70,000

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 15:49:58-04

LANSING, Mich. — The state announced on Saturday afternoon that the number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 68,948.

The number of cases increased by 653 from Friday, when there were 68,295 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 612 new cases.

The state says there have been 6,067 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.

The number of deaths has increased 12 from yesterday, when there were 6,039 statewide deaths.

Statewide, 52,841 people have recovered from the virus as of July 5. 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 3,215,861 cases, and there have been 134,430 deaths — while 983,185 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.