LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Wednesday on the handling of COVID-19 in Michigan.
She talked about the possibility of reopening more of the state in the coming days, the spread of the COVID-19 B117 variant and a return to in-person learning statewide.
Whitmer was also asked about the state’s quiet extension of the current COVID order, and why there wasn’t a bigger announcement.
You can watch the full replay of the briefing in the video above.
Khaldun reported positive trends for all of Michigan’s COVID-19 metrics, including a decrease in case rate, percent positivity and hospitalization rate.
On Wednesday, Michigan reported 1,245 new COVID cases and nine additional deaths, marking the second-straight single-day total over 1,000. Overall, the state has confirmed 583,964 COVID cases and 15,405 virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.