22 new deaths, near 60,000 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Michigan

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 14:48:27-04

(WXYZ) — There are 22 new deaths and nearly 60,000 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, according to the state.

Michigan is now reporting 180 new cases of the virus, 5,767 deaths and 59,801 total confirmed cases, as of Saturday.

On Friday, Michigan reported eight new coronavirus deaths and 125 new cases of COVID-19, which brought the state's total to 59,621 cases and 5,745 deaths.

It was the third-lowest increase in cases since mid-March and the third-lowest number of deaths since March 23.

Nearly 45,000 people have recovered from the virus, with that number to be updated on Saturday.

On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that restrictions would be lived for overnight summer camps on Monday, June 15. That's the same day that barbers, stylists, salons and others will be able to open.

Earlier this week, the state also opened restaurants, and regions 6 and 8 moved into phase 5. Whitmer said she was hopeful to move the rest of the state into phase 5 in the coming weeks.

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