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Michigan reports one death, 465 new COVID-19 cases

Ariana Taylor
The Detroit News

Michigan added 465 new cases of coronavirus and one death on Monday. 

This brings the state's total COVID-19 cases to 93,185 and deaths to 6,325. 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also reported 9,539 probable cases of the virus and 268 probable deaths.

The lower daily count of the virus is in stark contrast to the previous week's daily tallies, when the number of cases trended upward to an average of 700. 

Last week, the state added 75 deaths due to the virus, while the daily tally of new cases hit a three-month high of more than 1,100 Thursday, followed by 748 cases Friday and more than 1,000 new cases Saturday, before dropping to 565 new cases Sunday.

The state attributed the high number of daily cases to larger than usual test returns.

On Sunday, the last day the state reported testing numbers, Michigan gave diagnostic tests to 19,344 people and 683 tested positive for the virus, giving the state a 3.53% rate. 

More than 67,700 people in Michigan have recovered from the virus, meaning they are 30 days out from their onset of illness, according to state data.

As concerns persist about students having in-person classes during the pandemic, the Michigan House voted Monday to send bills that allow school districts to decide whether to reopen classrooms to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. 

The bills require districts to reconfirm whether they will use in-person instruction, virtual learning or some combination every 30 days.