(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 4,222 new cases of COVID-19 and 51 more deaths on Wednesday, according to the latest statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 488,144 and the total number of deaths to 12,333.
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As of Dec. 23, 318,389 people have recovered from the virus, according to the MDHHS.
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.
More than 300,000 vaccines have been distributed throughout the state and more than 71,000 vaccines have been administered to Michiganders so far.
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