Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 53,913; Death toll now at 5,158

More than 28,000 recoveries confirmed

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Coronavirus testing (AP)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 53,913 as of Friday, including 5,158 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update represents 403 new cases and 29 additional deaths. Thursday’s total was 53,520 confirmed cases and 5,129 deaths.

New cases and deaths continue to slow in Michigan, along with hospitalizations. Testing nearly doubled last week, with an average of more than 15,000 per day.

For the first time since data was available, Michigan reported fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 inpatients. Less than 5% of active cases are hospitalized.

On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced bars, restaurants and retail will partially reopen in 32 counties. On Thursday, Whitmer announced the partial reopening of business statewide and the lifting of restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures.

Whitmer’s new order also allows gatherings of 10 or fewer.

MORE: Here’s everything Whitmer has reopened across the entire state

Whitmer’s current stay-home order is in effect through May 28. She recently announced a 6 phase plan to reopen the state.

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