9/24/20: 982 new COVID cases, 8 deaths

The state is warning of possible COVID-19 infections at Mackinac Island.

State health officials reported 982 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday bringing the state’s seven day moving average to 701.

The state also reported eight new deaths from the virus, six of which were discovered during a review of previous death records. There have now been 6,700 confirmed deaths from the virus in Michigan since the beginning of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 is on-pace to become the third leading cause of death in Michigan behind heart disease and cancer.

Health officials are warning people who visited Mackinac Island during the past week they may have been exposed to COVID-19. A person who tested positive for the coronavirus visited several locations on the island between September 16 and 22.

Officials have listed seven specific locations and times that people should be aware of and are encouraging people who think they may have been exposed to pay attention for possible symptoms.

Kalamazoo County health officials reported 27 new confirmed COVID-19 infections as well as 17 probable infections based on antibody tests. One new person has died from the virus.

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