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Michigan has most new virus cases since May, record tests


Michigan on Thursday reported more than 1,100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest number recorded in one day in nearly three months.

The state health department also recorded 16 deaths, including nine that occurred days or weeks earlier following a review of death certificates.

The 1,121 daily cases of coronavirus were the most since May 14 except for July 26, when a spike was attributed to cases that should have been reflected in the previous day’s count.

Thursday’s figure coincided with the state reporting more than 40,000 test results in a day — a record. The seven-day average of cases and positivity rates were steady over the past two weeks, while deaths remained relatively low compared to peaks in the spring.

About 675 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections as of Thursday.