Royal Oak Tribune

Daily virus numbers over 3,000 again

State reports 3,443 new cases on Wednesday

- By Brian Johnston bjohnston@medianewsg­

Michigan saw an increase of 3,443 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and added 190 deaths as a handful of Michigan businesses saw fines for COVID-19 safety violations.

The state now has 469,928 total cases since the onset of the pandemic, as well as 11,775 deaths attributab­le to COVID-19.

Southea s t Michi - gan saw a marked increase as well; Oakland County saw 294 cases and 8 deaths, Macomb County saw 284 cases and 7 deaths, and Wayne

County outside Detroit saw 332 cases and 7 deaths.

Within Detroit, 192 new cases were listed.

Genesee County was a hotspot as well, with 152 new cases and 2 new deaths. Kent County also saw a triple- digit increase, with 237 cases.

Sanilac County’s total increased by 144 cases and one death.

In mid-Michigan, Gratiot County saw an increase of 14 new cases. Neighborin­g Isabel la County reported 27 new cases. Clare County reported 9 new cases. Clare County reported a single COVID-19 death.

Michigan recently allowed qualified individual­s to use Bridge Card food assistance in restaurant­s, which are currently disallowed from providing indoor dining.

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