COVID-19 Update – October 29, 2020

With daily new coronavirus cases still rising, it’s easy to understand why so many people are concerned. In fact, over the last 7 to 10 days, we’ve seen record numbers of new daily cases—higher than last spring—and average positivity rates are up to about 5%. Unfortunately, these indicators are moving in the wrong direction.

But it’s not all bad news.

With the increase in daily testing, there are bound to be more positive cases. The good news is that severe cases down and hospitals have been planning for this for months, so they have enough PPE. Plus, doctors and nurses are equipped with better therapeutics and treatment protocols. Another positive is that the mortality rate from coronavirus is drastically down. Last spring, the mortality rate was up at 10%. Since the pandemic started, Michigan’s overall mortality rate is down to 4.3%, and if we look at the current 7-day averages for daily new cases and deaths, the mortality rate has fallen to 1.1%. Even better … as of last Friday, 114,939 people have officially recovered from COVID-19!

Plus – we have something to cheer about.

It almost didn’t happen until spring, but the Michigan vs Michigan State football game is this Saturday! Kick-off is set for noon in Ann Arbor. Which team are you rooting for? Let us know by completing this one question survey.

EYR is doing our part to help reduce coronavirus spread.

We’re wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing, taking temperatures, and completing daily health questionnaires. Our staff’s safety is one of our top priorities. The other is helping you reach your customers and grow your business. Let’s connect—virtually or in person—and discuss how we can work together: or 800-887-1959. You can check out our full line of services at


Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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