Michigan records 3 more COVID-19-related deaths

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan has recorded 3 more deaths linked to coronavirus and confirmed 189 more cases of the virus, state data shows.

The figures released Sunday afternoon bring the total number of deaths to 5,770 and the total number of cases to 59,990 since the outbreak began in March.

The state says 44,964 people have recovered from the virus as of Friday, meaning they are still alive a month after the onset of symptoms. 

In Wayne County, which has seen the worst of the outbreak but where things have been much better in recent weeks, there have been 21,023 confirmed cases since the outbreak began (an increase of 20 over the day prior) and 2,552 deaths (one more). Oakland County has had 8,559 confirmed cases and 1,026 deaths. Macomb County has had 6,886 cases and 852 deaths.

In Genesee County, where Flint is, there have been 2,084 cases and 257 deaths.

Kent County, there have been 113 deaths and 4,087 cases.

The total deaths in Muskegon County stood at 42. It has 727 confirmed cases (six more than the day prior).

Deaths in Ottawa County stood at 45. It has recorded 862 cases (five more).

No new deaths were recorded in Calhoun County, which has 26. It has confirmed 433 cases (two more).

As the outbreak continues to trend down, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has eased many restrictions. People in northern Michigan can now visit barber shops and hair salons and venues with capacity limits. On Monday, barber shops and salons reopen in the rest of the state and overnight summer camps and school-related sports can resume.

People are still reminded to follow health safety practices like 6-foot social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands frequently.

The state is looking to test more people for COVID-19 to find outbreaks and isolate them quickly. Most people can now get a test and you can find a testing site near you on the state’s website.


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