Michigan Reports 2,694 New Coronavirus Cases, 32 More Deaths

Joey Oliver

MICHIGAN — Michigan has added 2,694 new cases of the coronavirus and 32 additional COVID-19 deaths, state health officials reported on Wednesday.

Following Wednesday's figures, Michigan now has 528,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13,533 reported COVID-19 deaths.

The state reported 1,994 coronavirus cases and 100 more deaths Tuesday. On Saturday, state health officials reported that 415,079 people in Michigan had recovered from the virus.

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Wednesday's coronavirus update comes the day the state announced it will again allow indoor dining at restaurants and bars beginning Feb. 1, albeit with mask requirements, capacity limits and a curfew.

State officials also said that a new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order will allow indoor group exercises and noncontact sports to resume in Michigan on Saturday.

"We need to get this right," Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. "I think it's important to always reiterate the strength that we have now, the goals that we have made, the leadership position that we are in is all very tenuous. It depends on all of us continuing to take this virus seriously."

The state reached its decision to begin allowing noncontact sports and indoor group exercises after state health officials said they identified a stabilization or decline in hospital capacity, overall case rates and positivity rates.

This article originally appeared on the Detroit Patch