Michigan shatters yet another one-day record with 6,225 new COVID-19 cases, adds 43 deaths

Posted at 3:50 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 16:29:57-05

There are 207,794 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,578 deaths in Michigan, the state reported Saturday.

That's up 6,225 cases and 65 deaths from the previous day, shattering yet another single-day record for coronavirus cases in the state. On Thursday, the state health officials confirmed 5,710 cases of COVID-19, the last highest record.

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Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state's chief medical executive, said Michigan could see up to 100 deaths per day from COVID-19 by the end of December if we don't change our behaviors.

The last time the state reported 100 or more deaths from COVID-19 in a single day was on April 30 with 101 deaths. The highest one-day death total was on April 16 with 164 deaths.

The overall case rate is 261 cases per million people per day. The state's percentage of positive tests is now at 7.5%.

As of Nov. 6, 128,981 people have recovered from the virus.

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