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Michigan on Thursday reported more than 2,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the highest yet during the pandemic — as COVID-19 continued spreading more rapidly across the state.

The record case count, 2,030, topped the previous record of 1,953 from early April, though the state health department said “a number” should have been recorded in Wednesday’s total. There was far less testing back then, so cases were likely much higher. Still, the trendlines are not positive.

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Michigan’s chief health officer warned Tuesday that the state could be beginning a second wave of the coronavirus as cases rise along with the number of people in hospitals.

Michigan had 89 new cases per 1 million people per day, up from 81.6 cases last week, the health department said.

About 700 people with COVID-19 were in hospitals, up about 20% from last week. The rate of positive tests has ticked up to 3.6% from 3.4%. It was under 3% in June.