MICHIGAN — Michigan is closing in on 7,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the most recent data released by state health officials.
Michigan reported 1,237 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases in the state to 137,702. The state also reported 30 more deaths attributed to the coronavirus, 10 of which were identified through a vital records search, the state said. Tuesday’s increase in COVID-19 deaths brought the statewide death total to 6,928.
Michigan has added more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, officials said Monday. On Saturday, the state reported that more than 104,000 people Michiganders had recovered from the coronavirus.
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Michigan is 18th in the U.S. in reported cases of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization. The state ranks 10th in the nation in COVID-19 deaths.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 8 million cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the U.S. More than 220,000 people in the U.S. have died from the virus in the U.S., while over 5.2 million COVID-19 recoveries have been reported in the U.S.
Over 38.2 million cases of the coronavirus have been reported worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. That number includes more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths and over 28.7 million COVID-19 recoveries.
This article originally appeared on the Detroit Patch