Rise Of COVID-19 Infections Slows In Michigan After Four Days Of More Than 300 Cases

252 new cases, 4 deaths

WWJ News
June 28, 2020 - 4:28 pm

(WWJ) Michigan is seeing less new COVID-19 cases Sunday than we have in previous days this week.

The State is reporting 252 new cases after case counts exceded 300 for four consecutive days.

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Four more people who have tested positive for the virus have died.

2.4% of the nearly 15,500 tests conducted statewide in the past 24 hours have come back positive. That’s down from about 3.1% the day before.

2.77% of the tests conducted in Oakland County during that time period yielded positive results.

3.2% came back positive in Wayne County, a sharp drop from nearly 6% the day before. Detroit: 2.4%. Macomb: 2.5%.

To see a breakdown of test results by county, click here. 

The Ingham County Health Department said at least 85 recent cases are tied to Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub in East Lansing. They are encouraging all patrons who visited the bar between June 12 and June 20 to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hospitalization numbers have not been updated by health officials since Friday. At that time, more than 340 people were hospitalized with the virus in Michigan with nearly 110 on ventilators.

On a bright note; nearly 51,100 Michiganders are considered recovered from the virus after surviving 30 days post diagnosis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others from the disease is to wear a face mask or covering.You can also do so by avoiding crowds and washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

To read more about how to protect yourself and others, click here.

A recent modeling study out of The UC Berkley’s Computer Science Institute found if 80% of Americans wear a mask, we would see cases plummet to one twelfth of what they are today.

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Additional reading:

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