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NAACP President Derrick Johnson Says ‘Stay Safe’ as Michigan Releases Racial Breakdown of Coronavirus Cases

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by Ashley Boucher

Michigan released the racial breakdown of its 10,791 confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, prompting NAACP President Derrick Johnson to urge people to “pay attention.”

African Americans made up 35 percent of the state’s overall confirmed cases and accounted for 40 percent of Michigan’s 417 deaths related to the contagious respiratory virus, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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