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Michigan's Covid Cases Drop for 7th Straight Week

June 05, 2021, 4:40 PM

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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist got his Covid vaccine.

The trend continues to bring optimism.

Michigan Covid cases dropped for the seventh consecutive week as the state on Saturday recorded 388 confirmed new cases, six deaths since Friday and 66 earlier fatalities found during vital record searches. 

To date, there have been 890,345 cases and 19,365 deaths, the state Department of Health and Human Services. The first two cases were recorded March 10, 2020 shortly after polls closed for the Democratic presidential primary. 

Another figure posted Saturday by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that 837,864 people who had the virus since coronavirus hit last year are classified as recovered, defined as alive 30 days after diagnosis.

The Detroit News reports:

Last week, the state added 3,778 cases and 158 deaths, a decrease from the week prior when Michigan added 8,578 cases and 332 deaths from the virus.

During the week of May 9-13, the state added 11,991 new cases and 402 deaths from the virus.

The state health agency says over 59% of Michiganians over 16 (4.8 million people) have at least one vaccine dose.


Read more:  The Detroit News


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