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Watch: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Feb. 9, 2021, COVID-19 update

Whitmer, Khaldun discuss state’s efforts to slow spread of COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Tuesday (Feb. 9) on the state’s handling of COVID-19.

The governor was joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

They discussed the spread of COVID-19 variants, the possibility of that spread causing more restrictions, a return to in-person learning and more.

You can watch the full replay of the briefing in the video above.

Michigan announced 563 new COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths Tuesday, bringing the state totals to 569,980 cases and 14,965 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Last week, restaurants were allowed to reopen for indoor dining after customers were banned from doing so for more than two months. Whitmer also announced high school contact sports would be allowed to resume, with safety precautions in place.


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