Michigan's worst week: COVID-19 cases, deaths soar as shutdowns loom and holidays approach

DETROIT — Michigan marked its worst week yet in the coronavirus pandemic as 44,019 people were newly diagnosed and 416 died.The unprecedented surge sparked a cascade of school and college campus closures, along with shuttered city halls in Warren and Grosse Pointe and a warning from some hospital systems that they’re nearing capacity as sick patients flood emergency rooms.“We are potentially looking at some of the deadliest, most grim days of this entire pandemic ahead of us,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, pleading with Michiganders once again to wear masks and…

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