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    Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 64,675, Death toll now at 5,966

    The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 64,675 as of Thursday, including 5,966 deaths, state officials report.

    Thursday’s update represents 543 new confirmed cases and an additional 15 deaths. Wednesday’s total was 64,132 confirmed cases and 5,951 deaths.

    State officials said the data was pulled a little later than usual Thursday, which might have led to additional cases being counted in Thursday’s numbers that normally would have been counted for Friday. They said that might have increased Thursday’s case count by 40-50, at most.

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut down indoor bar services Wednesday throughout most of the Lower Peninsula due to a slight COVID-19 spike across the state.

    The percentage of positive cases in the 20-29 years old range, as well as known outbreaks at two different bars, went into the state’s decision. More than 130 cases have been linked to an outbreak at Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in East Lansing, and there are concerns surrounding multiple confirmed cases linked to Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak.

    source: click on detroit

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