Cases of coronavirus down in Michigan

Michigan reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending March 6, adding more than 7,800 new cases. That’s down 46.8 percent from the previous week’s tally of nearly 15,000 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

St. Joseph County reported 20 cases and three deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 57 cases and four deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 13,592 cases and 199 deaths.

In Michigan, cases fell in 68 counties, with the steepest declines in Wayne, Kent and Oakland counties.

Within Michigan, the highest rate of weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Luce, Mason and Chippewa counties.

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