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Michigan reports 2,843 new COVID-19 cases over 2 days, 20 more deaths

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 14:27:27-05

LANSING, Mich. — 2,843 new cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Michigan over the past two days. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports an additional 20 deaths connected to COVID-19 on Jan. 18, 2021.

There are 538,377 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13,824 total deaths in Michigan.

As of Jan. 16, 415,079 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 will go through Feb. 1.

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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