MICHIGAN — Thirteen more people died of COVID-19 in Michigan as of Saturday afternoon.
Data reported shows 1,158 more people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the state's total numbers to 127,516 confirmed cases and 6,801 deaths confirmed from COVID-19. Over 4 million tests have been performed.
The counties hit hardest continue to be Oakland County with over 21,107 cases; Kent, Ottawa, Kalamazoo, Berrien, Saginaw, Genesee, Ingham, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and the City of Detroit with between 1957 and 21,106 cases.
Region 8 saw enough of an increase for Governor Whitmer to pull the Upper Peninsula back to phase 4, requiring strict work-from-home mandates, masks in schools, and limits on social gatherings and public spaces. The change was followed by Michigan's Supreme Court announcing Whitmer's extension of the State of Emergency under a law written in 1945 were an “unlawful delegation of legislative power to the executive branch in violation of the Michigan Constitution.”