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4,250 deaths, 45,054 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 2:58 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 15:00:21-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 4,250 deaths and 45,054 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released by the State of Michigan.

That's up 71 deaths and 657 cases from Tuesday, when there were 4,179 deaths and 44,397 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.

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On Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders are valid under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act and asked local law enforcement agencies to continue enforcement.

It came after the state legislature passed a concurrent resolution that said the states of emergency and disaster caused confusion and frustration among law enforcement officials.

On Wednesday, state Republican leaders filed a lawsuit against the governor, calling her actions in extending the state of emergency unconstitutional.

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