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COVID-19 in Michigan: Confirmed cases reach 115,870 and 6,653 deaths

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Michigan health officials reported 483 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, bringing the total to 115,870. (WWMT/John Moore, Getty Images)

Michigan health officials reported 483 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, bringing the total to 115,870.

The state reported 15 more deaths from the virus. Of those, 12 were identified during a vital records review. As of Saturday, 6,653 people have died from COVID-19 in Michigan.

As of Friday, 557 adults in Michigan are hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

State officials said three times a week, the staff at Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reviews records that identify COVID-19 as a case of death. They then match the records with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of Friday, Sept. 18, a total of 90,216 people in Michigan have recovered from the virus. A patient is considered recovered when they are clear of the disease 30 days after initial onset. State health officials report that Michigan labs have completed 3,637,568 tests as of Sept. 18, to check for infection by the virus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the disease.

As of Sept. 17, there have been 8,354 confirmed cases among residents in long-term care facilities in Michigan. There have been 2,125 reported resident deaths in long-term facilities.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides daily updates, about 3 p.m., on the status of COVID-19 cases in the state.