Michigan shatters weekly COVID-19 case record for fifth week in a row
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaking during the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. (Screenshot)

DETROIT — For the fifth consecutive week, Michigan shattered its weekly COVID-19 case record with a total of 44,019, as a major surge of coronavirus infections spread across the country.The state added 7,072 cases and 65 deaths from the novel virus Saturday.A chunk of the record was added Friday when the state saw 118 virus-related deaths and a new daily record of 8,516 new cases of COVID-19.Friday and Saturday’s death count included 119 older deaths that were confirmed as COVID-related during a review of vital records, state health officials said. These deaths might have occurred days or week...


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