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More than 100 Michiganders die from COVID-19 in a 24-hour period

Michigan has crossed another grim milestone in the COVID-19outbreak.

For the first time, more than 100 Michiganders have died from the disease in a 24-hour period.

State health officials reported Monday an additional 110 people have died of coronavirus. A bigleap from the 77 deaths reported Sunday.

The number of fatalities had been slowly climbing for the past week.

727 Michiganders have died since the outbreak began.

17,221 Michiganders have tested positive, an increase of 1,503 since Sunday.

Cases have been recorded in 71 of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Wayne County and Detroit continue to account for a large percentage of the deaths (346) and positive cases (8,270).

According to the latest statistics from the Department and Health and Human Services, Men, African-Americans and people over the age of 70 continue to be disproportionately succumbing to the disease.

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Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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