Royal Oak Tribune

State reports over 3,000 new cases

173 deaths recorded, total stands at 11,705

- By Jessica McLean jmclean@medianewsg­ @journalist­jam on Twitter

Over 3,000 new cases of coronaviru­s were cited by the state of Michigan on Tuesday, according to their website.

The 3,082 cases and 173 deaths reported brought Michigan to 466,485 cases and 11,705 deaths, in total.

At least 72 of the 173 new confirmed deaths on Tuesday were identified during a vital records review, which are conducted regularly by the state.

These counts exclude probable cases and deaths linked to COVID-19 and include only confirmed cases and deaths.

Tuesday’s case numbers are up from Sunday and Monday’s average of 2,275 cases added per day.

The same day in November was a Sunday, so no numbers were reported; however, numbers for that Sunday and Monday, recorded the following day, found 11,511 new cases and 65 new deaths.

On Tuesday, cases and deaths by county were delayed, while general numbers for the state were updated on time.

Health officials have also been tracking results of statewide testing. So far, 7,871,299 diagnostic tests have been conducted.

As of Friday, a total of 284,731 Michigande­rs have recovered from COVID-19 (30 days out from onset of illness), a total which is updated by the state every Saturday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, worldwide on Saturday, the number of cases reached over 77.7 million with deaths at over 1.7 million.

In the United States, over 18 million cases have been reported with over 321,000 deaths tied to the disease.

Michigan ranks as the eighth state in the U.S. with the most total number of deaths, with New York as first.

The state is also tenth in the nation in cases, Johns Hopkins says, with California as first.

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