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Michigan reported 748 new cases of COVID-19, 11 new deaths

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 17:25:44-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan reported 748 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths on Friday, just one day after reporting the highest increase in cases in nearly three months.

That brings the total number of cases to 91,140 since the pandemic began in March and 6,300 deaths. It doesn't include another 9,584 probable cases and 266 probable deaths from the virus.
On Friday, Michigan Gov. Grethen Whitmer said the state is seeing a plateau in COVID-19 cases, but there is still more work to be done.

Whitmer said that despite being one of the hardest hit states during the pandemic, Michigan's average infection rate last month was half that of Ohio, Indian and Wisconsin.

There were 39,275 tests done in the state on Thursday, the second-highest number of tests done ever. The day before, more than 40,000 tests were done.

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