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Michigan COIVD-19 metrics continue to improve. Tuesday’s positivity rate was 6.45%, down slightly from last week—even with the average daily number of tests up 11,900 over last week. Also, last week’s 7-day average for daily cases was 2,350, and this week we’re sitting at 1,653 so far. All other metrics are showing similar positive trends;

In case you missed it, Governor Whitmer and MDHHS announced yesterday that Michigan saw a less severe peak in cases over the holidays than neighboring states and now has the lowest case rate in the region. Last week our 7-day average for daily cases was 3,136 and this week’s average is down (so far) to

In a press conference yesterday, Governor Whitmer provided an update on Michigan’s coronavirus situation. She acknowledged that officials are watching closely for a surge due to the recent end-of-year holiday season. When asked if the pause will be extended or revised, she responded “I would anticipate some more days of data before a determination is

Here’s a quick update on the coronavirus vaccines. So far, more than 166,000 doses have been distributed across the state, and more than 26,000 doses have been administered. Another 120,000 doses—half from Pfizer and half from Moderna—arrive this week, with a similar number of doses arriving next week. More than 300 distribution sites continue vaccinating

Pfizer’s vaccine is working its way around the country. Michigan hospitals were among the first to receive their doses because Pfizer is located in Kalamazoo, MI. Front line hospital staff began receiving vaccines as early as Monday. And according to latest reports, the US is in discussions with Pfizer for tens of millions more doses

Yesterday, the FDA’s Vaccine Advisory Panel heard testimony regarding Pfizer’s cornonavirus vaccine. After debate, the panel recommend the FDA approve emergency authorization use for the first vaccine. Regulators in Great Britain, Canada, and Bahrain have already approved the vaccine for use in their countries. Pfizer plans to start shipping doses immediately. According to Governor Whitmer,

We waited a little longer to send this email due to Governor Whitmer’s scheduled press conference yesterday at 1:30 pm. Although the governor did not address lifting or extending the current 3-week “Pause to Save Lives,” she did discuss the work of Michigan’s COVID-19 Task Force on Racial Disparities led by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Chilchrist

We’re keeping it short and sweet today so everyone has more time to finish up before heading out for what we hope will be a very Happy Thanksgiving; and if you are lucky enough to have Friday off as well, we wish you a relaxing long weekend! New daily cases are on the rise across

Every day we hear about rising cases and making sure we’re following CDC safety guidelines such as wearing masks, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings with people from multiple households. On Sunday evening Governor Whitmer, along with the MDHHS, announced a new 3-week public safety order closing high schools and colleges for in-person instruction, halting

As new cases and positivity rates continue to rise, we have to keep looking for positives where we can find them. Total Recovered Cases is up to 128,981 (as of November 6) and overall mortality rates keep falling. Michigan’s is now down to 3.4%; nationwide it stands at 2.3%. As previously mentioned, improved treatments and

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