4,551 deaths, 47,138 cases of coronavirus reported in Michigan

Posted at 2:54 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 15:02:22-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 4,551 deaths and 47,138 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released from the State of Michigan on Sunday.

That's up 25 deaths and 382 cases from Saturday when there were 4,526 deaths and 46,756 cases.

Overall, 22,686 have recovered from the virus, according to the state. That number will be updated 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 Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new executive order to extend Michigan's Stay Home, Stay Safe order until May 28. The new order will also allow manufacturing, including the Big 3 automakers, to resume work on Monday May 11.

“This is good news for our state, our businesses, and our working families,” said Governor Whitmer in a news release. “We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is an important step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly. As we continue to phase in sectors of our economy, I will keep working around the clock to ensure our businesses adopt best practices to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. When we all keep doing our part, we can reduce the risk of a second wave and re-engage our economy safely and responsibly.”

20.5 million jobs were wiped away from American payrolls in April, according to the Department of Labor's monthly jobs report as the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent. It's the highest since the Great Depression.

Prior to April, the U.S. economy was working at nearly full employment with an unemployment rate of about 4.4 percent.

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