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TIMELINE: A look back at COVID-19 in Michigan from the past 16 months

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 14:58:11-04

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state is dropping all COVID-19-related restrictions on June 22, more than a week before the original July 1 date.

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It comes more than 16 months since Michigan reported its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 10, 2020.

The state has seen nearly 900,00 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 20,000 deaths since the pandemic began.

Take a look at the timeline below showing major events over the past 16 months.