2,977 deaths, 35,291 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

Posted at 3:02 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 15:05:21-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 2,977 deaths and 35,291 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Thursday afternoon.

That's up 1,325 cases and 164 deaths from 2,813 deaths and 33,966 cases, which were announced on Wednesday.

Detroit and Wayne County still have the highest number of cases in the state, followed by Oakland and Macomb counties.

While Michigan has fallen out of the top 5 in the number of cases, it still ranks third in the number of deaths behind New York and New Jersey, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state said 3,237 people have recovered from the virus. The recovery numbers are updated every Saturday. The state defines recovery as the number of people with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days after onset.

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