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Michigan COVID-19 deaths increase to more than 1K Thursday

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Published: Apr. 9, 2020 at 3:21 PM EDT
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COVID-19 coronavirus cases are still increasing in Michigan, with deaths totaling more than 1,000 as of 3 p.m. April 9.

As of that same date and time, cases in Michigan were up to 21,504, an increase of 1,158 new cases over Wednesday's numbers. The death rate in Michigan is at 1,076 total, with 117 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

In the Upper Peninsula, case numbers are at 44, including two Michigan Department of Corrections cases. There have also been five deaths reported, including the most recent one in

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Cases in Upper Michigan increased again, including four new cases, one each in Delta,

, and Mackinac counties. Delta County stands at nine cases, one death, while Dickinson County has three cases, and one death. Mackinac County has four total cases, and no deaths reported. In Delta County, there was also one death reported (mentioned above).

, bringing that county's total to one case, no deaths.

This comes as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended her

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