Michigan COVID-19 cases reach 51k, 1 new UP case in Gogebic County Sunday

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Published: May. 17, 2020 at 1:13 PM EDT
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COVID-19 coronavirus cases still increasing in Michigan.

As of Sunday, May 17, cases in Michigan were up to 51,142 an increase of 638 new cases over Saturday's numbers. The death rate in Michigan is at 4,891 total, with 11 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

In the Upper Peninsula, case numbers are at 102, including two Michigan Department of Corrections cases. There have also been 15 deaths reported.

There was a new case reported in Gogebic County on Sunday, bringing that county's total to five confirmed cases, with one death and three recoveries.

For more information on U.P. cases,


On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also held a press conference, along with several religious leaders and MDHHS' Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. She announced the new 'Return to Learn' Advisory Council, to plan for the future of Michigan's K-12 schools.

to learn more about the council.

She also offered answers to questions from reporters about camping, Memorial Day, and more. View the press conference embedded below, of on the TV6 & FOX UP Facebook page.

to follow along in her presentation.

Though cases are still increasing, there are people recovering. For all of Michigan, the recovered COVID-19 cases is at 28,234, as of Friday, May 15. Those numbers are updated weekly, on Saturday, with numbers through Friday.

In Upper Michigan, there are also people recovering. So far, those numbers reported by health departments are:

Chippewa: 3 (includes MDOC)

Delta: 10 recoveries

Dickinson: 1 recovery

Gogebic: 3 recoveries

Houghton: 2 recoveries

Luce: 1 recovery (MDOC)

Marquette: 26 recoveries

Menominee: 1 recovery

On Monday, May 4, the

. As of Wednesday, May 13, at 3:00 p.m., here are the testing numbers for Upper Peninsula prisons, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections:

Alger Correctional Facility - Prisoners tested: 871, Prisoners confirmed: 0, Prisoners negative: 871, Pending tests: 0

Baraga Correctional Facility - Prisoners tested: 814, Prisoners confirmed: 0, Prisoners negative: 814, Pending tests: 0

Chippewa Correctional Facility - Prisoners tested: 2,334, Prisoners confirmed: 0, Prisoners negative: 2,331, Pending tests: 3

Kinross Correctional Facility - Prisoners tested: 1,539, Prisoners confirmed: 1, Prisoners negative: 1,423, Pending tests: 115

Marquette Branch Prison - Prisoners tested: 892, Prisoners confirmed: 0, Prisoners negative: 886, Pending tests: 6

Newberry Correctional Facility - Prisoners tested: 1,073, Prisoners confirmed: 1, Prisoners negative: 1,069, Pending tests: 3

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