3,407 deaths, 38,210 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 14:59:17-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 3,407 deaths and 38,210 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to new numbers released from the State of Michigan on Monday.

That's up 92 deaths and 432 cases from Sunday, when there were 3,315 deaths and 37,778 confirmed cases.

8,342 have recovered from the virus, according to the state. Those numbers are updated every Saturday. Recovery includes confirmed COVID-19 cases who are 30 days out from their onset, but the pool will expand as the pandemic continues.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to provide an update on the state's response to coronavirus at 4 p.m. This is her first update since extending the stay-at-home order.

Whitmer said Monday she may soon allow construction to restart in Michigan if coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop and testing rises.

The governor, who spoke with Politico, will hold an afternoon news conference with business and health care leaders to discuss how she is assessing the virus’s risk in different economic sectors.

“I would anticipate in the coming days if our trajectory of hospitalizations continues to go down and our ability to test continues to go up that we will go into the next low-risk category,” she said. “That might include some construction, for instance. That might include some additional outdoor enterprises.”

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