Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 37,778; Death toll now at 3,315

41 more deaths confirmed in Michigan

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DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 37,778 as of Sunday, including 3,315 deaths, state officials report.

Sunday’s update includes 575 new cases and 41 additional deaths. On Saturday, the state reported 37,203 cases and 3,274 deaths. As of Sunday, the official recovery total is 8,342.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services compares records that identify COVID-19 infection as a contributing factor to death against all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Michigan Disease Surveillance System. If a death certificate is matched to a confirmed COVID-19 case and that record in the MDSS does not indicate the individual died, the MDSS record is updated to indicate the death and the appropriate local health department is notified.

Michigan’s governor has extended the stay-at-home order through May 15, but she’s now allowing golf course, marinas and landscaping businesses to reopen with strict social distancing.

Michigan residents are now required to wear masks in public places, such as grocery stores, under the governor’s revised stay-at-home order.

Finding new ways to celebrate holy events has become the new normal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This week Muslims began observing Ramadan -- a holy month of fasting -- but due to the pandemic, celebrations are moving online.

State officials say despite the increase in daily cases this week, the rate of growth is continuing to slow, while testing rates continue to rise. Officials on Wednesday noted a 15 percent decrease in virus hospitalizations over the last 10 days.

According to CNN as of Sunday, more than 53,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and there are now more than 900,000 confirmed cases in the United States.

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