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4,343 deaths, 45,646 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 2:58 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 14:58:37-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 4,343 deaths and 45,646 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released by the State of Michigan.

That's up 93 deaths and 592 cases from Wednesday, when there were 4,250 deaths and 45,054 cases.

Overall, 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.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to hold a press conference Thursday afternoon, the same day that construction and real-estate services resumed in the state.

On Thursday, Whitmer signed an executive order that extends and adds to the current order expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits in the state.

The new executive order will expedite benefits for tens of thousands of residents who filed for unemployment, Whitmer's office said. Executive Order 2020-76 will allow the state to review only an individual's most recent job loss to determine their benefit entitlement.

It also comes a day after Michigan Republicans filed a lawsuit against Whitmer over her executive powers.

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