State health officials:More than 60,000 recovered from COVID-19

by: staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan health department officials say s 60,022 people has recovered from COVID-19 as of Friday, meaning they are still alive a month after developing symptoms. 

Data released Saturday, showed the state has recorded seven more deaths linked to COVID-19 and on Friday confirmed 735 more cases of the virus. Four of the newly recorded deaths were discovered after reviewing death certificates. 

Data also showed the updated total from the state Saturday afternoon with the total number of deaths to 6,206 and the total number of confirmed cases to 82,356 since the virus was first detected in Michigan in early March.

In Kent County, forty-six newly confirmed cases were reported, for a total of 6,472 cases since the outbreak began. The number of deaths stood at 151.

Overall, Michigan remains in much better shape that most states and far better than when it saw its outbreak peak in April. As of Friday, hospitalizations remain below 450 statewide, and there are plenty of intensive care beds and ventilators.


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