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Michigan reports 3,414 new COVID-19 cases, 193 deaths on Tuesday

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:07:14-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 3,414 new cases of COVID-19 and 193 new deaths on Tuesday, according to the latest statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 483,922 and the total number of deaths to 12,282.

As of Dec. 23, 318,389 people have recovered from the virus, according to the MDHHS.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun on Tuesday encouraged Michiganders to come up with a plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it's widely available.

Right now, the state is only vaccinating frontline workers and began vaccinations at long-term care facilities on Monday.

There have been more than 71,000 vaccines given to Michiganders so far.

According to Whitmer, it will take some time for the vaccine to become available, but she wants people to get prepared to get it when it's ready.

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