Here's another good reason to stay home and to stay safe, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Lansing area surged to more than 110 on Monday as Michigan's death toll from the disease rose to 182.

Ingham County's total number of positive tests stood at 75, up 30 from the day before, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said the big jump in cases over a single day could at least partly be the result of testing delays.

There's no doubt that more and more people are getting sick. It's possible that Lansing's proximity to the Detroit area could be a factor in the rising case totals in the Lansing area.

Michigan has 1,700 ventilators which is critical equipment needed to help people breathe. State officials said that Michigan needs 5,000 to 10,000 more.

Most of the state's COVID-19 cases are in the Detroit area, but the new coronavirus that causes the disease continues to spread rapidly throughout the state.

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