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Michigan sets new record-high single-day total with 5,710 COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 17:31:01-05

(WXYZ) — There are 197,806 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,470 deaths in Michigan, the state reported Thursday.

Related: Dr. Khaldun: If things don't change, we could see 100 COVID-19 deaths per day by December
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That's up 5,710 cases and 53 deaths from the previous day. The state says 26 of the deaths were announced during a Vital Records review.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state's chief medical executive, said Michigan could see up to 100 deaths per day from COVID-19 by the end of December if we don't change our behaviors.

The last time the state reported 100 or more deaths from COVID-19 in a single day was on April 30 with 101 deaths. The highest one-day death total was on April 16 with 164 deaths.

The overall case rate is 261 cases per million people per day. The state's percentage of positive tests is now at 7.5%.

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