Michigan reports 5,498 new COVID-19 cases, 20 additional deaths Friday

Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 14:16:27-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported an increase of 5,498 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths on Friday, according to data from the state.

In total, there have been 683,793 cases and 16,161 deaths in the state.

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 in the 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.

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