Michigan coronavirus cases fall

Michigan reported fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending March 13, adding nearly 6,000 new cases. That’s down more than 24 percent from the previous week’s tally of almost 8,000 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

St. Joseph County reported 24 cases and five deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 20 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 13,616 cases and 204 deaths.

Cases fell in 67 Michigan counties, with the steepest declines in Oakland, Macomb and Genesee counties. The state’s highest level of weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Gratiot, Montmorency and Oceana counties.

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