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Michigan reports 3,082 new COVID-19 cases, 173 deaths

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 16:26:40-05

LANSING, Mich. — There are 466,485 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,705 total deaths in Michigan, the state reported Tuesday.

That's up 3,082 cases and 173 deaths from the day before. The deaths announced Tuesday includes 72 deaths identified during a Vital Records review.

Entertainment venues were able to open back up in metro Detroit at midnight Monday morning after a partial shutdown that lasted just over a month.

On Friday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon announced a new epidemic order, but the order did not include the continued closure for entertainment venues like movie theatres, casinos, bowling alleys and more.

Indoor dining does remain halted through at least Jan. 15, under the latest order.

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