Michigan Records 891 New Covid Cases, the Highest Since May

July 15, 2020, 3:21 PM

Gretchen Whitmer at Source Booksellers in Detroit
(Photo: State of Michigan)

Michigan is starting to see negative effects of reopening the economy.

The state recorded 891 new Covid cases Wednesday, the highest one-day figure since May. The state recorded four deaths. In addition to the 891 new cases, the state reported 158 probable cases.

The seven-day average is 566, the highest since May 20.

(Graphic: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)

While the death rate remained flat, the rising number of case is reason for concern, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

Whitmer at a Wednesday afternoon press briefing emphasized the importance of wearing masks and unveiled a new video of coaches from the University of Michigan and Michigan State talking about the importance of masking up. 

Michigan has a cumulative total of nearly 72,000 confirmed cases since March, a number that exceeds the population of West Bloomfield and is close to the number of people living in Waterford.  

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