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Michigan reports 7,458 new cases of COVID-19, 79 deaths

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 22:27:35-05

(WXYZ) — There are 272,034 total cases of COVID-19 and 8,128 total deaths in Michigan, the state reported Tuesday.

That's up 7,458 cases and 79 deaths from the day before.

The state has set several records for single-day increases going back to the beginning of November, with three records set last week.

On Sunday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new COVID-19 restrictions that go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. They include the suspension of in-person dining services, the closing of high schools and movie theatres, and more.

Hospitalizations are also going up. Between Oct. 13 to Nov. 13, hospitalizations are up 232%. There were 999 total hospitalizations on 10/13 and 3,320 hospitalizations on 11/13.

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