Michigan reports 2,291 new COVID-19 cases, 189 new deaths

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 14:58:42-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 2,291 new cases of COVID-19 and 189 more deaths since Monday, according to the latest statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

117 of the newly reported deaths came during a Vital Records review.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 504,410 and the total number of deaths to 12,867 in Michigan.

The state is also reporting another 42,232 probable cases and 741 probable deaths.


As of Dec. 30, 363,611 people have recovered from the virus, according to the MDHHS.

More than 337,000 vaccines have been distributed throughout the state, and more than 86,626 vaccines have been administered to Michiganders so far.

As Michigan crossed the 500,000 mark for COVID-19 cases Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a statement calling on the federal government for help at the state level.

“We still need our leaders in Washington to pass a relief bill that includes federal funding for states to fund crucial services like police and fire, emergency responders, Medicaid, higher education, and more. These services could face cuts without help from the federal government," Governor Whitmer said in a press release.

She also urged Michiganders to continue practicing COVID-19 safety guidelines to keep one another safe as vaccinations are being distributed.

“COVID-19 didn’t end with the new year. There is still more work to do to beat this virus, but I know that Michiganders are up to the challenge. Let’s harness our Michigan grit and eliminate this virus once and for all,” she said.

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