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Michigan approaching 400K confirmed cases, 10K deaths

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 17:55:09-05

MICHIGAN — Just over a week after being warned against Thanksgiving travel, Michigan's confirmed number of COVID-19 cases approaches 400,000, while the death-toll nears 10,000.

The state reported 6,004 new cases and 193 new deaths Saturday, though they say 145 deaths were found during a vital records check.

Tracking over the last three weeks show and upward trend by at least 45,000 cases per week.

Source: Michigan.Gov/Coronavirus for November 21st 2020
Covid-19 numbers for Michigan courtesy Michigan.Gov/Coronavirus
Covid-19 numbers for Michigan courtesy Michigan.Gov/Coronavirus
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Source: Michigan.Gov/Coronavirus

As the latest pause announced by Governor Whitmer winds down the weekly death rate rose from a difference of 558 between November 21st and 28th, to a difference of 818 between November 28th and December 5th.

The end of the pause was intended to be December 9th, but Whitmer announced Thursday she may extend portions of the order if the COVID-19 case numbers don't start to come down.

You can see the data we're using for our daily reports by visiting Michigan.Gov/Coronavirus and the Michigan Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division COVID-19 dashboard.