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Michigan sets another record with new single-day total of 6,940 COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:54:29-05

(WXYZ) — There are 236,225 total COVID-19 cases and 7,811 total deaths in Michigan, the state reported Thursday.

That's up 6,940 cases from the day before, a new record for single-day case totals. Additionally, 45 additional deaths were reported Thursday.

State health leaders, including the heads of Henry Ford, Beaumont, and Spectrum Health Systems, joined Thursday to sound the alarm on the surge of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

Related: Michigan health leaders: 'Not only are the numbers alarming, people are dying'

Health care leaders urged residents to take caution, limit gatherings and continue social distancing measure as cases and death continue to spike in the recent weeks.

Related: COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan up 215% in less than a month

Statewide in just the past 26 days, there's been a 215 percent spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, 146 percent increase in patients on ventilators, and a 137 percent increase in patients in the ICU.

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