Michigan now has 17, 221 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 727 deaths


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – State officials confirm 17,221 coronavirus cases and 727 COVID-19 related deaths in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released the number just after 3:00 p.m. today. Sunday, the department confirmed 15,718 cases and 617 deaths.

Earlier today Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Detroit-area hospitals are running “dangerously low” on personal protection equipment. She also said 80% of the confirmed cases are in southeast Michigan.

During her media briefing she said that she is considering an extension to the “Stay Home – Stay Safe” executive order. She said a decision on an extension would likely come soon.

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