Michigan reports 722 additional cases of COVID-19, 26 deaths

17 deaths attributed to vital records review
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Posted at 3:08 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 15:15:44-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 85,429 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan and 6,247 deaths.

That's up 722 cases and 26 deaths from the day before. Seventeen of the deaths, however, were identified during a vital records review.

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order requiring face coverings to be worn in all child-care centers and camps.

The governor's office said the state has seen outbreaks at these locations, implying that children can contract and spread the virus.

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