26 new deaths, 225 additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan

Posted at 2:50 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 14:50:41-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan has 5,818 deaths and 60,618 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to new numbers released Thursday.

That's up 26 deaths and 225 cases from the day before.

Throughout the week, the state's increases in deaths were in the single-digits.

On Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the next steps for schools to reopen in the fall, and said schools may resume in-person learning as part of phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan.

She also said the state would likely move into phase 5 before the Fourth of July.

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