What to know today 🌅
Michigan is now offering data on reported outbreaks of COVID-19 across the state.
COVID-19 outbreaks are generally defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household. The reporting isn’t complete yet, but you can get some sense as to where outbreaks are coming from in each Region of the state. View it here.
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Wedding crashers spoiled a couple’s special day in Melvindale when they stole every single gift from the outdoor celebration. Alicia and Darreck Traylor got married Saturday night, transforming a field behind Darreck’s mother’s home into the perfect, COVID-19 safe venue. Here’s the wild story.
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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 98,439 as of Tuesday, including 6,417 deaths, state officials report.
Tuesday’s update represents 779 new cases and 20 additional deaths, including six from a Vital Records review. On Monday, the state totals were 97,660 cases and 6,397 deaths.
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New cases have plateaued in the last two weeks, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 21.
Hospitalizations have increased slightly over the last month but remain lower than in April.
Here’s a look at more of the data:
- Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here
- Track severe weather alerts here
- Submit storm photos here
- Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
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