DETROIT – The variety of confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 314,216 as of Monday, together with 8,543 deaths, state officers report.
Monday’s replace represents 11,511 new circumstances and 65 further deaths during the last two days — a median of 5,755.5 circumstances and 32.5 deaths per day. On Saturday, the state reported 302,705 total cases and 8,478 deaths.
New COVID-19 circumstances and deaths proceed to rise in Michigan. Testing has elevated in current weeks, with greater than 45,000 diagnostic exams reported per day, however the optimistic charge has elevated to above 13% during the last week. Hospitalizations have elevated steadily for the final 5 weeks, together with upticks in vital care and ventilator use.
Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 7,406 on Sunday, the very best it has ever been. The 7-day demise common was 69, the very best since Could. The state’s fatality charge is 2.8%. The state also reports “active cases,” which have been listed at 142,000 on Sunday, close to its highest mark on document. Greater than 152,000 have recovered in Michigan.
Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to permit emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. Emergency use of a vaccine is when regulators enable photographs to be given to sure individuals whereas research of security and effectiveness are ongoing.
Earlier than any vaccine is permitted within the U.S., it have to be reviewed by the Meals and Drug Administration, which requires examine in hundreds of individuals. Usually, the method to approve a brand new vaccine can take a few decade. However the federal authorities is utilizing numerous strategies to dramatically pace up the method for COVID-19 vaccines.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer was requested Thursday if the state can get its COVID-19 curve down sufficient over the following three weeks to keep away from extending the brand new short-term restrictions on eating places, colleges and different elements of the financial system.
“If we see significant motion in the fitting course, that’s doable,” Whitmer stated. “That exhibits that we’re able to getting our arms round this.”
On Thursday Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the chief medical government for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, stated the state’s hospitals are “nearer and nearer to turning into overwhelmed” and are at the moment, on common, about 79% full.
Michigan is coming into a three-week “pause” to a number of actions in an effort to assist cease a fast improve in COVID-19 circumstances, hospitalizations and deaths.
Below new restrictions issued Sunday night by the Michigan Division of Well being and Human Providers (MDHHS), right here’s what will probably be closed beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18 till Dec. 8 in Michigan.
Be aware: The map within the article exhibits all the state of Michigan beneath what MDHHS calls threat “Stage E” — read that here.
What’s closed beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18:
- Excessive colleges (in-person studying)
- Theaters, film theaters, stadiums, arenas,
- Faculties and universities (in-person studying)
- Bowling facilities, ice skating rinks, indoor water parks
- Work, when it may be carried out from house
- Bingo halls, casinos, arcades
- Dine-in eating places and bars (indoor eating)
- Group health courses
- Private companies (salon, spa) that contain masks removing*
- Organized sports activities, besides skilled sports activities and sure NCAA sports activities (Huge Ten soccer, for instance)
What stays open throughout this three-week interval:
- Indoor gatherings are nonetheless allowed however solely between two households and with not more than 10 individuals.
- Small outside gatherings (25 individuals)
- Preschool by way of eighth grade (native district alternative)
- Manufacturing, development, different that’s not possible to do remotely
- Public transit
- Hair salons, barber outlets, different private companies (Per the MDHHS order — Section 4.e.: In amenities providing non-essential private care companies, together with hair, nail, tanning, therapeutic massage, conventional spa, tattoo, physique artwork, and piercing companies, and comparable private care companies, gatherings are solely permitted to the extent that companies don’t contain the removing of face masks. All companies have to be supplied by appointment, and gatherings in ready areas are prohibited.)
- Gyms and swimming pools (for particular person train solely)
- Eating places and bars (for outside eating, takeout, and supply solely)
- Skilled sports activities (with out spectators)
- Parks and outside recreation
- Funerals (25 individuals)
- Well being care
One of many largest challenges with containing COVID-19 is making an attempt to restrict gatherings — and a brand new interactive software exhibits simply how dangerous it might be.
Researchers at Georgia Tech launched a the “COVID-19 Threat Evaluation Planning Software,” a peer-reviewed useful resource that tells you the danger of being round somebody with COVID-19, by the occasion measurement, in every U.S. county, in real-time.
Based on the info, as of Nov. 13, at an occasion with 10 individuals, the danger of an individual current with COVID-19 is nineteen% in Wayne County, 30% in Macomb County and 24% in Oakland County.
If that occasion is with 25 individuals, the danger will increase to 41% in Wayne County, 59% in Macomb County and 37% in Oakland County.
At an occasion with 100 individuals, threat ranges in just about each Michigan county surpasses 80%, together with some at 99%, like Kent and Calhoun counties.
Michigan hospitals are quickly filling with COVID-19 sufferers as soon as once more, and consultants are warning residents that if this pattern continues, it is going to be disastrous for the state’s well being care system.
Brian Peters, the CEO of the Michigan Heath and Hospital Affiliation, spoke in regards to the state’s newest rise in COVID-19 circumstances during a virtual panel discussion Thursday. The MHA represents all of the hospitals and well being methods all through Michigan.
“I can inform you, very clearly, that we’re squarely within the midst of a public well being disaster,” Peters stated.
The MHA is seeing warning indicators from all hospitals — from the small, rural hospitals to the biggest city methods — in each nook of that state, he stated.
“Our hospitals are quickly filling with COVID-19 sufferers at a really alarming charge,” Peters stated. “If this continues within the coming weeks, we’ll surpass our all-time document excessive when it comes to COVID-19 inpatient hospitalization numbers right here within the state of Michigan.”
Michigan is increasing its COVID-19 publicity app for residents to make use of statewide after a profitable pilot program in October.
The nameless, no price and voluntary app, piloted in Ingham County and on the campus of Michigan State University last month, lets customers know whether or not they might have not too long ago been uncovered to COVID-19. Customers can confidentially submit a optimistic take a look at consequence into the app and alert others in current proximity that they might have additionally been uncovered to the virus.
Michigan’s COVID-19 circumstances sharply declined throughout the stay-at-home order, however even with circumstances at the moment spiking increased than ever earlier than, there are a number of causes the same order seemingly isn’t obligatory, in response to the governor.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was requested Thursday throughout her COVID-19 press briefing whether or not one other stay-at-home order would possibly assist get circumstances beneath management. The state reported a single-day excessive 4,101 new COVID-19 circumstances Wednesday (Nov. 4).
“You say we all know what works to cease the unfold,” a reporter requested. “A key a part of that blend this spring was your stay-at-home order. Will you be asking MDHHS or the Legislature to place one other one in place?”
“I feel that the place we have been within the spring versus the place we are actually — a variety of the basics that basically necessitated the fast stay-at-home order are totally different,” Whitmer stated.
On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state treasurer Rachael Eubanks introduced a brand new grant program for Michigan academics and help workers.
Those that labored further time and incurred further prices throughout the 2019-2020 college 12 months resulting from COVID-19 can obtain grant cash by way of two new grant packages.
Below each the Trainer COVID-19 Grant and the Help Workers COVID-19 Grant packages, eligible academics can obtain as much as $500 and eligible help workers can obtain as much as $250. The state of Michigan’s Fiscal Yr 2021 finances gives $53 million for eligible Ok-12 classroom academics and $20 million for eligible help workers.
Group calls for unified response from Michigan’s political leadership to mitigate spread of COVID-19
A bunch of healthcare, public well being, college, labor and enterprise leaders known as on Michigan’s political management to exhibit a “full unity of function” to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19 in the state.
The group said help for obligatory requirements for masks utilization, office practices and public gatherings. They stated the recent orders by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Occupational Well being and Security Administration needs to be deployed throughout the state with “self-discipline.”
Michigan will enable indoor visitation to long term care facilities for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started in the state.
Michigan Division of Well being and Human Providers (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon as we speak issued an Emergency Order beneath MCL 333.2253 that updates and additional expands necessities for residential care amenities, whereas additionally allowing indoor visitation in residential care amenities in sure circumstances.
The state had beforehand allowed outside visits and visits for terminally in poor health sufferers.
Below the order, visitation guidelines are linked to the danger stage of the county. A listing of county threat ranges is on the market on the MI Safe Start Map.
Indoor visitation is now allowed in areas the place the present threat stage is A, B, C, or D, as long as the amenities have had no new circumstances, together with these involving residents or workers, originating throughout the prior 14 days. Indoor visitation shouldn’t be allowed when the county is at risk level E, which suggests there’s an elevated incidence progress charge with common day by day circumstances/million larger than 150 or a positivity charge larger than 20%.
Michigan COVID-19 day by day reported circumstances since Nov. 1:
- Nov. 1 — 3,354 new circumstances
- Nov. 2 — 3,355 new circumstances
- Nov. 3 — 3,106 new circumstances
- Nov. 4 — 4,101 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 5 — 5,710 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 6 — 3,763 new circumstances
- Nov. 7 — 6,225 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 8 — 4,505 new circumstances
- Nov. 9 — 4,505 new circumstances
- Nov. 10 — 6,473 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 11 — 6,008 new circumstances
- Nov. 12 — 6,940 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 13 — 8,516 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 14 — 7,072 new circumstances
- Nov. 15 — 6,381 new circumstances
- Nov. 16 — 6,382 new circumstances
- Nov. 17 — 7,458 new circumstances
- Nov. 18 — 5,772 new circumstances
- Nov. 19 — 7,592 new circumstances
- Nov. 20 — 9,779 new circumstances (new single-day record)
- Nov. 21 — 7,528 new circumstances
- Nov. 22 — 5,755 new circumstances
- Nov. 23 — 5,756 new circumstances
Michigan COVID-19 day by day reported deaths since Nov. 1:
- Nov. 1 — 8 new deaths
- Nov. 2 — 9 new deaths
- Nov. 3 — 43 new deaths (17 from very important data)
- Nov. 4 — 19 new deaths
- Nov. 5 — 51 new deaths (26 from very important data)
- Nov. 6 — 43 new deaths
- Nov. 7 — 65 new deaths
- Nov. 8 — 31 new deaths
- Nov. 9 — 31 new deaths
- Nov. 10 — 84 new deaths (25 from very important data)
- Nov. 11 — 42 new deaths
- Nov. 12 — 45 new deaths
- Nov. 13 — 118 new deaths (83 from very important data)
- Nov. 14 — 65 new deaths (36 from very important data)
- Nov. 15 — 27 new deaths
- Nov. 16 — 28 new deaths
- Nov. 17 — 79 new deaths (24 from very important data)
- Nov. 18 — 62 new deaths
- Nov. 19 — 134 new deaths (61 from very important data)
- Nov. 20 — 53 new deaths
- Nov. 21 — 101 new deaths
- Nov. 22 — 32 new deaths
- Nov. 23 — 33 new deaths
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