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Michigan reports 2-day increase of 3,881 cases, 29 deaths

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 19:48:45-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan has 161,907 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,211 confirmed deaths, the state reported Monday.

The state reported a two-day increase of 3,881 cases and 29 deaths.

Between the two days, the average number of new confirmed cases is 1,940 per day, the state said.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said that if hospitals begin to get overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases increase once again, Michigan could take a step backwards.

Earlier this month, Whitmer moved the Upper Peninsula region back to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. Every region in the state is in Phase 4, except the Traverse City area, which is in Phase 5.

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