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    Michigan adds 4,326 COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths over two days


    Michigan added 4,326 new COVID-19 cases and 38 deaths from the virus on Wednesday, including totals from Tuesday.

    On Wednesday, amid ongoing concerns about the more contagious delta variant, the tallies from the state Department of Health and Human Services pushed overall totals to 937,720 cases and 20,161 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020. The average number of new confirmed cases is 2,163 for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Michigan’s COVID-19 hospitalizations now exceed 1,100 inpatients and new infection numbers have been trending upward for a month.

    The state added 8,246 cases and 48 deaths from the virus so far this week.

    Last week, the state reported 10,807 new cases, up 14% from the 9,467 cases disclosed over the previous seven-day period.

    The weekly record of 50,892 cases was set Nov. 15-21. The second highest weekly total was 47,316 Nov. 22-28.

    The weekly record of 808 deaths was recorded in mid-December.

    ► More:Michigan exceeded 20,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19.

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions on June 22 after earlier rolling back many others, including indoor and outdoor capacity limitations.



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