Michigan reports 1,379 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 14:51:53-05

LANSING, Mich. — 1,379 new cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports an additional 19 deaths connected to COVID-19 on Feb. 5, 2021.

There are 566,630 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14,797 total deaths in Michigan.

As of Feb. 1, 481,801 have recovered from the virus.

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 ended Feb. 1.

1,818,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed across the state, and 1,127,787 have been administered as of Feb. 5.

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 Michigan coverage.

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