LANSING, Mich. – On Tuesday afternoon, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will hold a briefing on updating the current state of COVID-19 in the state.
Click here to view the tutorial live at 14:30.
If you want to grab everything before COVID-19 before the governor speaks, you need to know here.
The latest cases are updated
Monday afternoon: Michigan reported 10,428 new COVID-19 cases and 98 additional deaths over the previous 48 hours – an average of 5,214 cases and 49 deaths per day.
This state has resulted in a total of 360,449 cases and 9,134 deaths since the pandemic began in March.
After reporting at least 7,000 new daily cases six times between November 7 and November 21, Michigan has declined slightly, averaging 6,416 cases per day since then.
The highest total so far was on November 20, when the state reported 9,779 new cases. 17,162 new cases were reported for the two-day period of Thanksgiving and the day after (Nos. 26-27).
A three-week break
It’s Michigan 14 days for a three-week “break” which enclose indoor catering for restaurants, personal courses for colleges and high schools, and much more.
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The restrictions, which took effect Nov. 18 and run through Dec. 8, require all Michigan residents to work from home unless they have to do their work in person.
Indoor dining services are no longer allowed in bars or restaurants. Casinos, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas should remain closed.
Bowling alleys, skating rinks, bingo halls, games rooms and indoor water parks should also be closed.
All high school and college classes must be conducted remotely.
Organized sports will be shut down, not counting professional sports and the number one sports in the NCAA. Indoor group fitness classes are no longer allowed.
Whitmer was last seen on November 16, asking Michiganders to “double it so we can avoid ordering at home. “
“I hope everyone makes a smart decision to keep themselves and their loved ones, our frontal workers and our community safe,” Whitmer said. “I hope they double to avoid ordering at home.”
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun called the COVID-19 outlook in Michigan “deadly and gloomy,” while Whitmer cited a model that predicted rising mortality rates if safety protocols were not followed.
- What indicators are Michigan officials watching to determine if the 3-week break will be long enough?
- Why are indoor restaurants in Michigan being shut down for 3 weeks despite fewer epidemics?
“A leading model shows that if we don’t take aggressive action now, we will soon see 1,000 deaths a week here in Michigan,” Whitmer said. “I want you to think about this: one model tells 1,000 deaths a week.”
“If we don’t act now, there’s no question that the next few months, the next few months will be deadly and grim,” Khaldun said.
Owner Andiamo is gathering restaurants to reopen
The owner of Andiamo wrote a letter to the address Michigan restaurants urging them to comply with the state health department’s COVID-19 shutdown order and reopen.
Joe Vicari called on restaurant guests to join Andiam when it reopens on Dec. 9 if Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Rights extend the current three-week “break”.
“We need to get together and fight the closure,” Vicari wrote. “Our industry is unable to survive another long-term closure. We are stronger when we stand together and use our strength to fight back. “
In the letter, Vicari cites statistics from a hotel and restaurant association in Michigan, which states that only about 4% of the state’s COVID-19 cases can be traced back to restaurants. Michigan health officials say it is extremely difficult to contact epidemics in restaurants because the patron can spend a short time indoors.
“Still, he decided to close the restaurants again,” the letter said. “The malls are full of holiday shopping, hairdressers and gyms can still stay open, yet our restaurants are closed.”
Click here to read the full letter.
Michigan football is on hiatus
Michigan football paused all team activities on Monday due to possible concerns from COVID-19the university announced.
“As a precaution, we hold virtually every team activity today,” said David Ablauf, an athletics department spokesman.
The Wolverines scored six of their eight regular season games without any COVID-19 outbursts. Barely two days after hosting Penn State at Michigan Stadium, the team announced that virtually all activities would be held.
Michigan is scheduled to host Maryland in the final match of the Grand House this weekend. A trip to Ohio is planned for next week, followed by a final game against the Big Ten West team.
It is not clear whether the team will have to leave any of the matches or how long the shutdown will last.
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