Michigan reports 10,293 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths; total cases in state cross 700,000

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 22:18:35-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 10,293 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths on Monday amid a continuing surge in cases, according to data from the state.

In total, the state has had 702,499 total cases and 16,239 deaths.

The new cases are over a two day period, and represent an average of 5,146 per day.

Whitmer attributes Michigan's case surge to rise in variants, failure to follow health protocols

Cases in Michigan have been steadily increasing. The month of March brought massive increases in COVID-19 in Michigan, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Active cases of COVID-19 are up more than 163% from March 1 through March 30, according to the data, and up more than 56% just over last week.

The increase in active cases coincides with a massive increase in daily new cases of COVID-19.

New public health orders are also in effect through the end of May for Detroit and Wayne County, citing a 235% increase in COVID-19 cases since mid-February.

As of April 2, 577,141 people have recovered from the virus.

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