Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 82,356; Death toll now at 6,206

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 82,356 as of Saturday, including 6,206 deaths, state officials report.Saturday’s update includes 735 new cases and 7 additional deaths.On Saturday the state reported 60,022 recoveries. Just last weekend the state reported a total of 57,502 COVID-19 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 18,000 as of Friday. Michigan’s 7-day average moving average for daily cases was 726 on Friday, the highest since early May.On Friday, the state reported a total of 81,621 cases and 6,199 deaths. New cases have increased moderately in recent weeks, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. Hospitalizations have increased slightly, but remain considerably lower than in April.NEW TODAYAccording to Johns Hopkins University, more than 4.5 million cases have been reported across the country. More than 153,000 have died in the U.S.Worldwide, more than 17.6 million people have been confirmed infected and over 680,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.New daily …

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