(WXYZ) — Michigan is reporting 18,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 277 deaths over a 2-day period. That's an average of 9,222 cases per day for Thursday and Friday.
The 277 reported deaths included 169 that were identified during a review of Vital Records.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan stand at 1,336,566 and deaths total 24,367.
On Monday, Michigan announced the number of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a new pandemic high, near 4,200, as the state continued to confront surging infections.
The total of 4,181 surpassed the previous record of 4,158, which was set seven months ago during the state's third wave.
Concerns are now growing over the omicron variant of COVID begins to spread, which was first detected in South Africa.
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