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Biden botches military coronavirus death count, campaign says he accidentally cited Michigan number

Biden botches military coronavirus death count, campaign says he accidentally cited Michigan number | 09 Sept 2020 | Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden misspoke during a campaign stop in Michigan, incorrectly saying that over 6,000 U.S. military members have died from the novel coronavirus. Speaking in Warren, Mich., Biden cited the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan as being the numbers for the military, saying the armed forces had seen 118,984 cases and 6,114 deaths. Shortly after the event, Biden's campaign quickly clarified that Biden had mixed up the numbers for Michigan with those from military. As of Wednesday, only seven members of the military had died from COVID-19.