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Michigan virus cases, deaths rise by a very small margin


  Michigan posted small increases in coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths Monday.

The 12 deaths raised the state’s total to 5,240, with 78% of them in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The health department says cases increased by 202 to nearly 55,000.

In the Upper Peninsula 109 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, with 15 deaths.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-home order runs through June 12, although the governor has been slowly unleashing the economy. Retail stores that weren’t deemed essential can reopen Tuesday with a limit on the number of customers inside at one time. Theaters, gyms, barber shops, salons and other places of public accommodation remain closed.

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