Michigan reports 17,003 cases of COVID-19, 280 deaths in 2 days

Michigan’s health department reported 17,003 new coronavirus cases over a two-day period on Wednesday, an average of 8,502 per day, putting Michigan at 1,276,264 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

A further 280 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported on Wednesday, 143 of which were identified in a regular review of vital records. This raises the state’s death toll from COVID-19 to 23,595.

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Of the 44,699 confirmatory tests reported by the health department on Tuesday, 8,403 yielded positive results for an 18.8% positivity rate

Health department data included 170,966 probable cases and 1,649 probable deaths, for a total of 1,447,230 cases and 25,244 deaths.

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