Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know June 29, 2021

173 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

Michigan COVID data as of June 29, 2021 (WDIV)

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 894,433 as of Tuesday, including 19,744 deaths, state officials report.

Tuesday’s update includes a total of 173 new cases and 32 additional deaths, of which 27 are from a vital records review. On Monday, the state announced a total of 894,260 cases and 19,712 deaths.

Testing has been steady around 20,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate below 1.2% as of Monday, the lowest on record. Hospitalizations have declined over the last several weeks, now near the lowest point since the start of the pandemic.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 110 on Monday -- the lowest since June 2020. The 7-day death average was 10 on Monday, the lowest since March. The state’s fatality rate is 2.2%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 9,000 on Monday.

Michigan has reported more than 8.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Monday, with 61.4% of 16+ residents having received at least one dose while 53.8% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33.6 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 604,000 deaths reported from the virus. Globally, more than 2.9 billion vaccine doses have been administered, including more than 323 million doses in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, more than 181 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.9 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The true numbers are certainly much higher, because of limited testing, different ways nations count the dead and deliberate under-reporting by some governments.

Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases

Coronavirus headlines:

VIEW: Chart: Michigan COVID vaccine coverage

VIEW: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools

Michigan dials back COVID workplace rules

Michigan is dialing back its COVID-19 workplace rules as the state reopens.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the state’s rules will now align with Federal OSHA’s standards, starting Tuesday (June 22). The updated rules will be in effect until Dec. 22, 2021.

As a result, the emergency rules issued May 24 are rescinded. Those rules were announced two weeks after Michigan reached the milestone of 55% of eligible residents with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The updated MIOSHA emergency rules adopt the Federal OSHA ETS and focus on health care settings where known or suspected COVID patients might be present, the state announced. These workplaces might have a higher exposure risk for employees and need continued protections to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Read more here.

Michigan lifts all COVID restrictions on capacity, masks, gatherings June 22

Michigan is lifting all of its COVID restrictions for capacity, masks and gatherings, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced.

On Tuesday (June 22), both indoor and outdoor settings in Michigan will increase to 100% capacity, and face masks will no longer be required.

Michigan was originally supposed to fully reopen July 1, but with more than 9 million vaccines administered and COVID cases plummeting, that timeline has been accelerated.

“Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Whitmer said.

Read more here.

Curfew on Michigan restaurants, bars lifted June 1

The curfew on Michigan restaurants and bars were lifted on June 1, the first step of the state’s new plan for fully reopening.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office outlined a new version of the “MI Vacc To Normal” plan in May, which included the end of the curfew requirement for restaurants and bars, starting June 1.

Previously, all bars and restaurants were required to stop offering indoor dining by 11 p.m. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services initially implemented a 10 p.m. curfew in November.

Additionally, restaurants don’t have to limit individual table capacity, which was at a maximum of 6 people per table.

More: Michigan lifts more COVID restrictions: What’s changing

“So June 1, and then July 1 -- those are the two steps,” Whitmer said. “We’ve collapsed the Vacc To Normal (plan) because it became very clear that it was important for us to give people sure dates and confidence that we can be safe doing this. So that’s why we’ve reconfigured the plan.”

Whitmer outlines Michigan’s new schedule for lifting COVID rules

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer officially revealed Michigan’s new schedule for eliminating COVID restrictions and returning to normal.

In May, the governor’s office hinted that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would update its pandemic order after the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention made changes to its recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

Less than 24 hours later, Whitmer held a COVID briefing and announced a revised MI Vacc To Normal plan as cases decline and the number of vaccinated residents rises.

Here’s what’s changing -- read here.

Michigan lifts mask requirements for fully vaccinated residents

Michigan is lifting mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings for fully vaccinated residents, matching newly issued guidance from the CDC.

The new order took effect on Saturday, May 15.

Under the updated MDHHS Gatherings and Mask Order, Michiganders who are outdoors will no longer need to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

While indoors, fully vaccinated Michiganders will no longer need to wear a mask, but residents who are not vaccinated, or have not completed their vaccinations, must continue to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others.

After July 1, the broad indoor mask mandate will expire.

Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since June 1:

  • June 1 -- 288 new cases
  • June 2 -- 420 new cases
  • June 3 -- 510 new cases
  • June 4 -- 446 new cases
  • June 5 -- 388 new cases
  • June 6 -- 210 new cases
  • June 7 -- 209 new cases
  • June 8 -- 293 new cases
  • June 9 -- 257 new cases
  • June 10 -- 301 new cases
  • June 11 -- 318 new cases
  • June 12 -- 198 new cases
  • June 13 -- 169 new cases
  • June 14 -- 169 new cases
  • June 15 -- 182 new cases
  • June 16 -- 179 new cases
  • June 17 -- 172 new cases
  • June 18 -- 162 new cases
  • June 19 -- 109 new cases
  • June 20 -- 109 new cases
  • June 21 -- 109 new cases
  • June 22 -- 91 new cases
  • June 23 -- 174 new cases
  • June 24 -- 153 new cases
  • June 25 -- 40 new cases
  • June 26 -- 104 new cases
  • June 27 -- 104 new cases
  • June 28 -- 103 new cases
  • June 29 -- 173 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since June 1:

  • June 1 -- 5 new deaths
  • June 2 -- 33 new deaths
  • June 3 -- 57 new deaths
  • June 4 -- 27 new deaths
  • June 5 -- 72 new deaths (66 from vital records)
  • June 6 -- 5 new deaths
  • June 7 -- 6 new deaths
  • June 8 -- 56 new deaths (37 from vital records)
  • June 9 -- 7 new deaths
  • June 10 -- 40 new deaths (28 from vital records)
  • June 11 -- 8 new deaths
  • June 12 -- 53 new deaths (50 from vital records)
  • June 13 -- 4 new deaths
  • June 14 -- 4 new deaths
  • June 15 -- 26 new deaths (7 from vital records)
  • June 16 -- 4 new deaths
  • June 17 -- 20 new deaths (18 from vital records)
  • June 18 -- 14 new deaths
  • June 19 -- 12 new deaths
  • June 20 -- 12 new deaths
  • June 21 -- 11 new deaths
  • June 22 -- 15 new deaths (8 from vital records)
  • June 23 -- 2 new deaths
  • June 24 -- 28 new deaths (24 from vital records)
  • June 25 -- 15 new deaths
  • June 26 -- 2 new deaths
  • June 27 -- 2 new deaths
  • June 28 -- 1 new death
  • June 29 -- 32 new deaths (27 from vital records)

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.