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More People Getting It In Michigan, But Way Fewer Dying From COVID

Last spring, the seven-day average for new coronavirus cases in Michigan peaked on April 1 at 128.6 a day, according to the state of Michigan. On that day, the state experienced a seven-day average of 83 deaths per day. Fatalities in Michigan from the disease reached a peak of 158 deaths per day on April 12, again using a rolling average.

On Oct. 8, the seven-day average for new Michigan coronavirus cases exceeded 100 again for the first time April 12, hitting a rate of 100.1 new cases a day.

Despite the spike in confirmed new cases, the number of deaths has remained very low in October. On Oct. 8, the average epidemic-related deaths per day in Michigan was 12.

June 5 was the last day in which seven-day average of COVID deaths in the state was more 20.

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