COVID-19

Michigan reports 758 new cases of COVID as state approaches 100k mark

Thursday's new case count brings the cumulative total of confirmed cases to 99,958 since March.

Michigan health officials reported 758 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. That edges the state to just under 100,000 confirmed infections since the pandemic began in March.

It also marks the sixth day in a row with more than 700 reported cases. The seven-day moving average moved up to 752 new cases per day.

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State officials also reported 16 deaths from the virus. All but one of them was the result of a regular review of previous death records.

Most new infections are still centered around the most populous areas of the state – Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties.

Isabella County, in central Michigan, has been upgraded to the highest risk level by the Harvard Global Health Initiative after an outbreak resulted in 106 COVID-19 cases tied to students going back to Central Michigan University for classes.

Kalamazoo County health officials reported 23 new cases Thursday.

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