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Michigan reports 678 additional cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 16:21:16-04

LANSING, Mich. — There are now 73,180 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan and 6,117 deaths, the state reported Saturday.

That's up 678 cases and nine deaths. However, 7 of those deaths were discovered through a review of vital records. Only 2 new deaths were reported after the numbers were released Friday.
Additionally, there are 8,158 probable cases.

In a press conference Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that if cases continue to increase at this trajectory, it will not be safe for kids to go back to school in the fall.

Under the state's Return to Learn plan, students would be able to attend school face-to-face under phase 4, which all of the state is under right now. The Traverse City area and the Upper Peninsula are in phase 5.

If we move back into phase 3, classes would have to be virtual.

Whitmer also strengthened her executive order on mask requirements, which was enacted due to the rising case count in the state. The governor's office said the increased spread is due to social gatherings.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help businesses and restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

Also, get information about Rebound Mid Michigan, with stories, information and more about coming back from COVID-19

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