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    Michigan hits 1M COVID cases as it adds 6,079 cases, 81 deaths over 2 days

    Michigan surpassed 1 million cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the state added 6,079 cases and 81 deaths from the coronavirus, including cases from Tuesday.

    The latest tallies from the state Department of Health and Human Services push the overall totals to 1,001,989 cases and 20,781 deaths since the virus was first detected in the state in March 2020.

    Michigan’s COVID-19 infection numbers have been trending upward for 11 weeks amid concerns over the highly contagious delta variant.

    So far this week, the state has added 13,264 cases and 116 deaths from the virus.

    Last week, the state added 18,313 cases and 159 deaths from the virus, an increase from the week prior when the state added 14,772 cases and 139 deaths.

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

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