As predicted in the spring by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the second wave of Covid is proving to be ferocious.
On Tuesday, Michigan recorded another daily record with 6,473 new cases. There were 84 deaths, short of the record 164 set on April 16.
The new stats bring the total number of confirmed cases in Michigan to 223,277 and total confirmed deaths to 7,724.
The state continues to break daily records. Saturday, it recorded 6,225 cases, which set a record until then.
For context, the health department also notes that 128,981 Covid patients have recovered, as of Saturday. (The figure represents infected people still alive at least 30 days after diagnosis.)
Nationwide, the country is now recording more than 100,000 cases a day.
Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday: "It will not surprise me if in the next weeks we see over 200,000 new cases a day,"
Second Covid Wave Swamps Michigan Hospitals with Over 2,800 Patients