COVID-19 cases in Michigan surpass half a million

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 14:27:59-05

MICHIGAN — Michigan reported 4,992 new cases of COVID-19 and 80 more deaths since Saturday, according to the latest statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Over the two day period, the state averaged 2,496 cases per day.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 502,119 and the total number of deaths to 12,678 in Michigan.

As of Dec. 23, 318,389 people have recovered from the virus, according to the MDHHS.

More than 330,000 vaccines have been distributed throughout the state, and more than 71,000 vaccines have been administered to Michiganders so far.

In November, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon announced the 3-week pause which closed indoor dining, movie theatres, in-person learning at high schools and college and more.

That order was set to expire in early December, but Whitmer and Gordon announced a 12-day extension. The latest extension for restaurants will go through January 15, but could be lifted early if numbers continue to decline.

More information and resources on the coronavius pandemic

Find the latest numbers on case numbers and deaths through Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker.

Complete coverage of the pandemic is available on our coronavirus section.

Resources for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits are the focus of our Rebound: West Michigancoverage.

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