Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know June 24, 2020

323 new cases of COVID-19 reported June 24, largest single-day total this month

Michigan COVID-19 data June 24, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 data June 24, 2020. (WDIV)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 61,953 as of Wednesday, including 5,868 deaths, state officials report.

Wednesday’s update represents 323 new cases -- the largest single-day total in June -- and four additional deaths. Tuesday’s total was 61,630 confirmed cases and 5,864 deaths.

New cases and deaths continue to remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 14,000 per day in the last two weeks. There has been a slight uptick in hospitalizations in recent days.

Michigan has reported 49,290 COVID-19 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 6,400 as of Tuesday.

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Here’s a look at the overall COVID-19 data in Michigan:

Tracking Michigan COVID-19 nursing home cases and deaths

In the reporting period between June 15, 2020 - June 23, 2020, 98 percent of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Michigan reported data to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (note: new facilities are included in the following tables but do not have reporting capabilities at this time). Facilities that have completed partial reports are included in this figure. Data will be updated daily, Monday- Friday.

As of June 23, the data below represents a cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 resident cases, cumulative total of suspected and confirmed resident deaths, cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 staff cases, and cumulative total of suspected and confirmed staff deaths reported by SNFs in Michigan since January 1, 2020. Case numbers are provisional and may change as facilities correct or add data. The cumulative data under the new reporting system includes cases from January 1, 2020 through June 23, 2020.

Whitmer says Michigan won’t move to phase 5 of reopening plan this week

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer confirmed to Local 4 that the rest of the state won’t be moving to phase five of her coronavirus (COVID-19) reopening plan this week.

Click here to read about what it takes to get to phase five of the reopening plan.

“My hope was to do it this week, (but) we’re not going to do it this week,” Whitmer told WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick. “We’re not in a position to do that yet. We’ve got to get more data, because we are concerned.”

A spokesperson from Whitmer’s office said a move to phase five could still happen by July 4. They are continuing to monitor the data.

Six of the state’s eight regions -- divided up in Whitmer’s reopening plan -- are in phase four, or “Improving.” Only the Upper Peninsula and the Traverse City Region are in phase five.

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