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727 deaths, 17,221 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Michigan

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 14:44:57-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 727 deaths and 17,221 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Monday afternoon.

That's an increase of 110 deaths from Sunday, the largest single-day increase from the day before, while the cases are up more 1,500 from 15,718 on Sunday.

More than two-thirds of the cases are in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Detroit is the highest with 5,032 cases and 196 deaths.

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View a map of the case breakdown in Michigan here

On Monday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the state would start releasing the number of people who have recovered from the virus. We will update this story with that number when it is out.

Whitmer also said that several hospitals in Michigan were just days away from running out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which includes masks, face shields, gowns and gloves.

More shipments from FEMA are expected, including 1 million N95 masks coming to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties this week.

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