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4,049 deaths, 43,754 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 2:51 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 15:12:53-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 4,049 confirmed deaths and 43,754 cases of the coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released by the state on Sunday afternoon.

That's up 29 deaths and 547 cases from Saturday when there were 4,020 deaths and 43,207 confirmed cases.

15,659 have recovered from the virus, according to the state. Those numbers are updated every Saturday, with the latest numbers coming tomorrow. Recovery includes confirmed COVID-19 cases who are 30 days out from their onset, but the pool will expand as the pandemic continues.

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On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed three new executive orders declaring a new state of emergency and state of disaster in Michigan until May 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Hundreds of people showed up to the Capitol building in Lansing to protest on Thursday.

Later in the day, the Republican-led State House refused to extend the state of emergency and also voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Whitmer's authority.

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