State officials report 734 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Health department officials said the latest state data shows Michigan has recorded eight more deaths linked to COVID-19 and on Thursday confirmed 734 more cases of the virus.

Data from the state Friday afternoon brings the total number of deaths to 6,199 and the total number of confirmed cases to 81,621 since the virus was first detected in Michigan in early March

Officials said Fifty of the newly confirmed cases were in Kent County, which has now had a total of 6,426 cases since the outbreak began. The number of deaths stood at 151.

MDHHS says the good news is that the number of cases per million people per day continues to decline statewide. The figure declined enough in West Michigan that the region was recently downgraded from the high risk to medium-high risk level by the state.


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