Michigan sets daily record with 193 COVID-19 deaths but most from records review from The Detroit News
December 5, 2020
Michigan on Saturday reported 193 additional deaths linked to the COVID-19 virus, surpassing the previous record of 190 set Tuesday.
Saturday’s deaths include 145 identified during a vital records review. Tuesday’s total included 30 deaths identified during a review, according to state data.
The state reported 6,004 new confirmed cases on Saturday. The latest figures bring the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan to 395,036 and deaths to 9,854, according to tracking by the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Teena Chopra, a professor of infectious disease with Wayne State University, said even though some of the latest death figures are based on vital record reviews, “deaths are deaths.”
“These are human beings who have died of COVID,” she said. “These numbers are real.”
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