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3,567 deaths, 39,262 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 14:51:20-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 3,567 deaths and 39,262 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released by the state on Tuesday.

That's up 160 deaths and 1,052 cases from Monday when there were 3,407 deaths and 38,210 cases. Of those deaths, 40 were counted after the most recent review of vital records and testing data.

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.

On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her plan to slowly re-open Michigan called the "MI Safe Start Plan."

According to the state, the plan will be incremental and start with workplace types that pose less risk.

For example, the residential and commercial construction industry will likely be one of the first sectors to return to work.

Officials will continue to monitor the public health and measure success. It will also remain nimble enough to pull back if a spike in coronavirus cases is seen.

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