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Michigan coronavirus deaths hit 110 Monday -- highest for one day

 Michigan coronavirus deaths increased by the highest single day rate on Monday with 110 while confirmed cases increased by more than 1,500.
Michigan coronavirus deaths increased by the highest single day rate on Monday with 110 while confirmed cases increased by more than 1,500. (WJRT)
Published: Apr. 6, 2020 at 3:20 PM EDT
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(4/6/2020) - Michigan coronavirus deaths reached a new single-day high with 110 on Monday, according to new figures.

The growth in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan continued growing at a similar rate as the last few days with just over 1,500 new cases. That brings the statewide total to more than 17,200.

The 110 new deaths push Michigan's total death toll to 727.

At least eight of the deaths reported Monday came in Genesee County, according to the health department. That brings the county's total of deaths to 26.

State health officials also reported the first two deaths in Saginaw County, but the health department didn't confirm that.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 568 in Genesee County and 139 in Saginaw County.

The Metro Detroit area continues to have the bulk of Michigan's coronavirus cases and deaths. Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties account for 80% of cases and more than 85% of deaths.

Here are totals for Mid-Michigan counties based on Michigan Department of Health and Human Services figures:

-- Genesee 568 cases and 26 deaths.

-- Saginaw 139 cases and two deaths.

-- Arenac, three cases.

-- Bay, 29 cases and two people who have recovered.

-- Clare, three cases.

-- Gladwin, four cases.

-- Gratiot, five cases.

-- Huron, four cases.

-- Iosco, three cases.

-- Isabella, 16 cases and two deaths.

-- Lapeer, 49 cases.

-- Midland, 22 cases.

-- Ogemaw, three cases.

-- Oscoda, two cases.

-- Roscommon, five cases.

-- Sanilac, 14 cases.

-- Shiawassee, 24 cases.

-- Tuscola, 22 cases and two deaths.

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