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Whitmer: Goal is to test 450,000 residents for virus in May

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Posted at 9:53 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 21:53:48-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants 450,000 Michiganders to be tested for the coronavirus this month, an average of nearly 15,000 a day.

She says the goal is critical because social-distancing measures cannot go on indefinitely until a vaccine is developed. The state hopes to have 30,000 tests a day in June and beyond.

The number of new coronavirus cases in Michigan grew slowly again Monday, rising less than 1% to a total of nearly 47,560 since March. The state says deaths from COVID-19 increased by 33 to about 4,590.

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