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    Michigan adds 37,114 cases, 251 deaths from COVID-19 over 2 days

    Michigan on Friday added 37,114 COVID-19 cases and 251 deaths from the virus, including cases from Thursday.

    The state averaged 18,557 confirmed cases per day over the two days. Of the latest deaths reported, 140 were identified during a delayed records review, according to the state health department.

    The additions bring the state overall totals to 1,746,707 confirmed cases and 28,479 deaths since March 2020.

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Friday reported 4,579 adults and 117 children are hospitalized with confirmed infections. Pediatric hospitalizations are at the highest since the start of the pandemic. About 83% of the state’s inpatient hospital beds are occupied.

    Adult hospitalizations are nearly Monday’s record inpatient tally of 4,580 adults, which broke a previous record set on Dec. 13, when the state health department reported 4,518 adults were hospitalized with confirmed virus infections.

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