Michigan surpasses 300,000 coronavirus cases since March

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan has confirmed another 7,528 cases of coronavirus and an additional 101 deaths linked to the virus.

Officials discovered 59 of the newly confirmed deaths during a regular review of death certificates, the state announced Saturday.

The state has confirmed 302,705 COVID-19 cases since it was first detected in the state in March, and 8,478 deaths have been linked to it.

As of Friday, 152,267 people are considered to be recovered from the virus, meaning they are still alive a month after developing symptoms.

On Friday, labs in Michigan tested 88,526 samples for the virus — a new record for tests run in a single day — and 10,007 came back positive, a rate of 11.3%.

Kent County confirmed 604 additional cases and recorded seven more deaths, bringing its totals to 26,885 and 287, respectively.

Several other West Michigan counties also recorded additional deaths:

Allegan County: One more death for 19 total; 3,066 cases since the outbreak started eight months ago.Barry County: One more death for 12 total; 1,604 total cases. Branch County: One more death for 24 total; 1,757 cases.Calhoun County: One more death for 106 total cases; 4,717 total cases.Kalamazoo County: Three more deaths for 152 total; 7,052 total cases.Muskegon County: Five more deaths for 145 total; 6,112 total cases.Oceana County: Two more deaths for 13 …

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