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State reports 12,763 new COVID-19 cases. More than 3,500 hundred people hospitalized.

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The state of Michigan reported a two-day total of 12,763 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday, and 55 deaths from the virus.

The update comes a day after Governor Gretchen Whitmer announcednew emergency restrictions, closing high schools and indoor dining. Those restrictions take effect Wednesday.

The state also announced 63 new school outbreaks on Monday. About a third of them were at high schools.

Meanwhile, hospitals in the state reported a total of 3,564 coronavirus patients Monday, a 39% increase in one week. With new cases continuing to come in, the state is on pace to set a record for coronavirus hospitalizations before the end of this week.

The previous peak came in mid-April, when nearly 4,000 patients were hospitalized with the virus, according to data from the COVID Tracking project. One major difference now: The number of new confirmed positive test results continues to rise, suggesting that hospitalizations will continue to rise as well.

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Dustin Dwyer reports enterprise and long-form stories from Michigan Public’s West Michigan bureau. He was a fellow in the class of 2018 at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He’s been with Michigan Public since 2004, when he started as an intern in the newsroom.
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