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Mayor: Detroit's COVID spike could pose 'serious problem'

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Hospitalizations in Detroit due to COVID-19 are rising as the state of Michigan remains a hotspot for new infections.

Hospitalizations in Detroit due to COVID-19 are rising as the state of Michigan remains a hotspot for new infections. Mayor Mike Duggan told reporters Tuesday that 256 Detroit residents currently are hospitalized with the virus, double the number from two to three weeks ago. Duggan warns that if hospitalizations double again in the next three weeks the city will see the most serious problem it's had since spring of 2020. Detroit's health department says the city has had more 67,500 confirmed cases and 2,504 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic. Daily cases in the city have been on the rise since late summer. Statewide, a daily average of about 5,669 new confirmed cases were reported Saturday through Monday.