Michigan adds 17,003 cases, 280 deaths from COVID-19 in two days

Michigan added 17,003 cases and 280 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, including Tuesday’s cases.

The additions bring state totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,276,264 confirmed cases and 23,595 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The state averaged 8,502 cases over the two days. Of the last reported deaths, 143 were identified during a vitals assessment, state health officials noted.

Michigan broke the weekly record of new cases last week, setting a seven-day total of 53,575 — a new record not seen during the entire coronavirus pandemic.

Weekly caseloads escalated throughout the month. From November 8-13, the state added 31,072 cases and 293 deaths from the virus, up from the first week in November, when the state added 29,171 cases and 292 deaths from the virus.

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