DETROIT – Here’s everything you should know about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Michigan.
Michigan health officials updated the state’s COVID-19 hospitalization data on Tuesday, Aug. 11, the first update to the data since Aug. 3.
The state’s update to the hospitalization data this week includes both confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases for adults, and a breakdown of the amount of inpatients on ventilators and in intensive care (ICU). The combination of confirmed and suspected cases creates a bit of a spike in the trend.
The state also added “Prev Day COVID Related ED Visits” to the to hospitalization data report. That number was 772 on Aug. 11.
Here is a list of how dozens of different types of activities, services and businesses around the state of Michigan are currently restricted due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as where those restrictions are in place.
The list separates restrictions based on the eight geographical regions in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 reopening plan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order requiring children and workers to wear face masks at Michigan childcare centers, camps.
Executive Order 2020-164 was issued in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks at these types of locations, Whitmer said.
Health experts said there is mounting evidence that children can contract and spread the virus.
All staff members and children ages 2 and older will now have to wear face coverings on school buses and other transportation.
Michigan’s case count
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 89,271 as of Wednesday, including 6,273 deaths, state officials report.
Wednesday’s update represents 515 new cases and nine additional deaths. Tuesday’s totals were 88,756 confirmed cases and 6,264 deaths.
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. Hospitalizations have increased slightly, but remain considerably lower than in April.
Whitmer is working to make sure her executive orders issued in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are being enforced.
On Tuesday, Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2020-08 to “direct state departments and autonomous agency heads to review allocation of their resources to ensure that enforcement of COVID-19-related laws is a priority,” reads a statement from her office. That includes enforcing limitations on capacity and the requirement to wear a mask when entering a Michigan business.
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since July 24:
- July 24 -- 594 new cases
- July 25 -- 437 new cases
- July 26 -- 1,041* (cases higher due to technical glitch)
- July 27 -- 488 new cases
- July 28 -- 669 new cases
- July 29 -- 996* (cases higher due to backlog of test results)
- July 30 -- 715 new cases
- July 31 -- 734 new cases
- Aug. 1 -- 735 new cases
- Aug. 2 -- 426 new cases
- Aug. 3 -- 604 new cases
- Aug. 4 -- 664 new cases
- Aug. 5 -- 657 new cases
- Aug. 6 -- 722 new cases
- Aug. 7 -- 762 new cases
- Aug. 8 -- 898 new cases
- Aug. 9 -- 514 new cases
- Aug. 10 -- 557 new cases
- Aug. 11 -- 796 new cases
- Aug. 12 -- 515 new cases
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since July 24:
- July 24 -- 3 new deaths
- July 25 -- 14 new deaths
- July 26 -- 0 new deaths
- July 27 -- 5 new deaths
- July 28 -- 16 new deaths
- July 29 -- 2 new deaths
- July 30 -- 19 new deaths (14 of which are from vital records)
- July 31 -- 8 new deaths
- Aug. 1 -- 7 new deaths
- Aug. 2 -- 0 new deaths
- Aug. 3 -- 6 new deaths
- Aug. 4 -- 7 new deaths (5 of which are from vital records)
- Aug. 5 -- 2 new deaths
- Aug. 6 -- 26 new deaths (17 from vital records)
- Aug. 7 -- 0 new deaths
- Aug. 8 -- 3 new deaths
- Aug. 9 -- 2 new deaths
- Aug. 10 -- 8 new deaths
- Aug. 11 -- 7 new deaths
- Aug. 12 -- 9 new deaths
- View more: Michigan COVID-19 data 📊📈
- Question about coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge here.
- More: Return to School updates
Here is the moving 7-day average of COVID-19 cases in Michigan:
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