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Michigan reports 477 new cases of COVID-19, 15 new deaths

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 15:03:56-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 477 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 new death on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of cases to 93,662 since the pandemic began in March and 6,360 deaths in total.

The newly reported deaths include 7 that were identified during a review of vital records.

As of Aug. 14, a cumulative total of 67,778 have recovered from the virus in the state.

On Friday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state is seeing a plateau in COVID-19 cases, but there is still more work to be done.

Whitmer said that despite being one of the hardest-hit states during the pandemic, Michigan's average infection rate last month was half that of Ohio, Indian, and Wisconsin.

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