Daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise, even as more Michiganders are vaccinated

Some counties emerging as hot spots

New survey reveals more Michiganders ready to resume indoor dining despite recent surge

DETROIT – On Sunday, the state of Michigan reported its average pandemic testing positivity rate had hit 14.64% -- the highest single-day percentage since Dec. 2.

Some counties are emerging as hot spots, including Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair counties.

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The latest numbers show more and more people in Michigan are continuing to test positive for COVID.

A new survey Tuesday from the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association suggests Michiganders want to get out more, especially to restaurants.

The survey claims nearly two-thirds of people polled have already dined out or said they are comfortable dining in a restaurant and 64% said restaurants should be open at 100% capacity when vaccines are available to everyone.

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About the Authors:

Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.