DETROIT (AP) - Michigan’s number of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a new pandemic high Monday, near 4,200, as the state continued to confront surging infections.
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The total of 4,181 surpassed the previous record of 4,158, which was set seven months ago during the state’s third wave.
Only Minnesota had a higher seven-case case rate than Michigan as of Sunday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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State health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and to wear masks in public settings to limit the spread of the coronavirus amid the fourth surge. The federal government has deployed military medical staffers to help Michigan hospitals cope.
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Cold weather and children back to in-person learning are two of the biggest reasons for the surge in cases, the Beaumont Dearborn president said.