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COVID-19 in Michigan: Confirmed cases reach 82,356 and 6,206 deaths

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Michigan health officials reported 735 new cases of new coronavirus Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, bringing the total to 82,356. (WWMT/John Moore, Getty Images)

Michigan health officials reported 735 new cases of new coronavirus Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, bringing the total to 82,356.

The state also reported seven more deaths from the virus. Of these, four were identified during a vital records review. As of Saturday, 6,206 people have died from COVID-19 in Michigan.

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.

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As of Friday, July 31, a total of 60,022 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 2,117,523 tests as of Aug. 1, to check for infection by the virus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the disease.

As of July 30, there have been 7,548 confirmed cases among residents in long-term care facilities in Michigan. There have been 2,001 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.