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Michigan reports 5,772 new cases of COVID-19, 62 deaths

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 15:47:28-05

LANSING, Mich. — There are 277,806 total cases of COVID-19 and 8,190 total deaths in Michigan, the state reported Wednesday.

That's up 5,772 cases and 62 deaths from the day before.

The state has set several records for single-day increases going back to the beginning of November, with three records set last week.

On Sunday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new COVID-19 restrictions that go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. They include the suspension of in-person dining services, the closing of high schools and movie theatres, and more.

Hospitalizations are also going up. Between Oct. 13 to Nov. 13, hospitalizations are up 232%. There were 999 total hospitalizations on 10/13 and 3,320 hospitalizations on 11/13.

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