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Michigan reports 888 new COVID-19 cases, 85 more deaths

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 14:55:01-05

LANSING, Mich. — 888 new cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports an additional 85 deaths connected to COVID-19 on Feb. 18, 2021.

That includes 72 deaths identified through a vital records review.

There are 578,091 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 15,273 total deaths in Michigan.

As of Feb. 17, 517,991 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.

2,294,775 COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed across the state, and 1,699,504 have been administered as of Feb. 16.

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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