Michigan reports 2,291 new COVID-19 cases, 189 more deaths

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 14:58:27-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan reported 2,291 new cases of COVID-19 and 189 more deaths since Monday, according to the latest statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

That includes 117 deaths identified through a vital records review.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 504,410 and the total number of deaths to 12,867 in Michigan.

As of Jan. 5, 363,611 people have recovered from the virus, according to the MDHHS.

More than 379,000 vaccines have been distributed throughout the state, and more than 128,000 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 Michigan coverage.

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