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Number of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan reaches 15 with 1,328 cases

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 18:28:05-04

(WXYZ) — The number of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan has nearly doubled to 15, the state's chief medical executive said at a press conference Monday.

According to Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, there are also 1,232 cases in the state, up from 1,035 the day before. By the 2:00 p.m. update by the state, that number had increased to 1,328.

The total of new cases reported Monday is 293, with 7 deaths reported, to bring the total to 15.

Khaldun also said there are cases throughout the state, including in the Upper Peninsula.

On Monday, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive stay-at-home order going into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and lasting through at least April 13.

Read the full order here

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