Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Oct. 16, 2020

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DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 141,091 as of Thursday, including 6,973 deaths, state officials report.Thursday’s update represents 2,030 new cases and 32 additional deaths, including 21 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state reported 139,061 total cases and 6,941 deaths.Thursday’s total of 2,030 new cases marks Michigan’s single highest number of new cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The previous high was 1,953 cases on April 3.Michigan coronavirus headlines:Some of Thursday’s cases were reported due to a slowdown in the reporting of electronic laboratory results, according to the state. The total, 2,030, contains additional case referrals that could have been included in Wednesday’s report.Here’s what the state said about the slowdown:”Daily, tens of thousands of tests results are sent to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services electronically. These messages are processed through commercial software designed to act as an integrator that connects health reporting systems.“The evening of Oct. 14, a slowdown in the processing of messages from COVID-19 testing laboratories to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System was noted. The issue has been resolved. No information was lost due to …

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