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

Nov 16, 2020

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 announced new 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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