DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 144,897 as of Saturday, including 7,010 deaths, state officials report.
Saturday’s update represents 1,791 new cases and 23 additional deaths. On Friday, the state reported 143,106 total cases and 6,987 deaths.
The deaths announced include 15 deaths identified during a vital records review.
The state reported a total of 109,539 recoveries on Saturday.
The number of COVID-19 inpatients at Michigan hospitals has increased steadily in the past two weeks. As of Thursday, there were 1,064 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Michigan. That was 3.56% of the state’s active COVID-19 cases, 253 of which were in critical care with 94 patients on ventilators . View the state’s COVID-19 hospitalization data here.
The moving 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases in Michigan was 1,424 cases as of Friday, the highest such average in the state since April.
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Wayne County officials say requirements listed in Thursday’s order essentially carry on health and safety precautions previously ordered by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before the state Supreme Court ruled against her emergency powers.
“We are keeping the COVID-19 rules and regulations in place from before the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on the governor’s authority to issue them,” Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans said in a press release. “Wayne County’s order is simple: keep wearing masks in public; no group events larger than 10 people or 20 percent attendance per 1,000 square-feet of space; and, employers must still provide health screenings for employees working in public areas or with the public. These are the rules we are accustomed to and they are the rules we are going to follow until there is clearer direction from the state.”
All Michigan retailers that accept bottle and can returns must immediately resume their collection services, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Michigan retailers initially paused empty bottle and can collection amid health and safety concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. By June 15, retailers were required to resume certain bottle and can collecting operations following a “phased reestablishment” outlined by the state Treasury.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires K-12 schools to report new cases within 24 hours, according to an emergency order that went into effect last Monday.
Twenty-six schools across the state reported new outbreaks. The highest is 21 cases at Kalamazoo College.
The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the state’s request for a transition window for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic orders after her powers were struck down earlier this month.
On Oct. 2, the court ruled that a 1945 law that Gov. Whitmer was drawing from to issue orders was unconstitutional. The ruling created confusion around wether or not her orders were still in effect for a short period after the ruling. At the time, Whitmer’s office claimed the orders would remain in effect for 21 days.
On Oct. 5, Gov. Whitmer asked the court to clarify, suggesting the state needed a transition period. But on Monday, the court denied the motion, ruling Whitmer’s orders are no longer in effect.
The group of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts and public policy leaders at Covid Act Now are identifying each state’s risk level for the spread of COVID-19 -- which have recently worsened in most parts of the U.S.
On Thursday, Michigan’s risk level for a coronavirus outbreak increased from “medium risk” to “high risk” for the first time since July 31. The state’s new risk level is largely due to an increased infection rate and rapid increase of daily new COVID-19 cases, according to the data.
Michigan was previously labeled as experiencing “controlled disease growth.”
Michigan health officials have issued several coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations that mirror those previously put in place by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before they were shot down by the state’s Supreme Court.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued the new order to restrict gathering sizes, require face masks in public spaces and childcare facilities, limit capacity in businesses and create safer workplaces, officials announced.
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It’s in effect until at least Oct. 30, according to MDHHS.
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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) director Robert Gordon issued an emergency order Tuesday that will requires K-12 schools to publicly disclose any probable or confirmed virus cases on their website within 24 hours of learning of the cases.
The order goes into effect on October 12, officials said.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued orders essentially reinstating restrictions on long term care facilities and other facilities due to coronavirus.
The orders come after Gov. Whitmer’s previous Executive Order was struck down by the state Supreme Court last week, saying she drew authority from a 1945 law that is unconstitutional.
MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said this new order relies on authorities that were first enacted after the Spanish Flu of 1918, and that were not at issue in the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a new order restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings and limiting some businesses across the state, citing authority that wasn’t covered by the Supreme Court’s recent decision.
This order reinstates three aspects of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s previous emergency orders:
- Masks are required at indoor and outdoor gatherings that involve people from different households.
- Specific gathering limitations.
- Bars must close indoor common areas, and indoor gatherings are prohibited in most areas where alcohol is sold.
This order is effective immediately and remains in effect through Oct. 30, according to MDHHS officials.
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported cases since Oct. 1:
- Oct. 1 -- 891 new cases
- Oct. 2 -- 780 new cases
- Oct. 3 -- 1,158 new cases
- Oct. 4 -- 703 new cases
- Oct. 5 -- 703 new cases
- Oct. 6 -- 903 new cases
- Oct. 7 -- 1,016 new cases
- Oct. 8 -- 1,197 new cases
- Oct. 9 -- 1,095 new cases
- Oct. 10 -- 1,522 new cases
- Oct. 11 -- 904 new cases
- Oct. 12 -- 904 new cases
- Oct. 13 -- 1,237 new cases
- Oct. 14 -- 1,359 new cases
- Oct. 15 -- 2,030 new cases
- Oct. 16 -- 2,015 new cases
- Oct. 17 -- 1,791 new case
Michigan COVID-19 daily reported deaths since Oct. 1:
- Oct. 1 -- 19 new deaths (11 from vital records)
- Oct. 2 -- 7 new deaths
- Oct. 3 -- 13 new deaths (11 from vital records)
- Oct. 4 -- 8 new deaths
- Oct. 5 -- 7 new deaths
- Oct. 6 -- 22 new deaths (7 from vital records)
- Oct. 7 -- 9 new deaths
- Oct. 8 -- 22 new deaths (20 from vital records)
- Oct. 9 -- 7 new deaths
- Oct. 10 -- 15 new deaths
- Oct. 11 -- 4 new deaths
- Oct. 12 -- 3 new deaths
- Oct. 13 -- 30 new deaths (10 from vital records)
- Oct. 14 -- 13 new deaths
- Oct. 15 -- 32 new deaths (21 from vital records)
- Oct. 16 -- 14 new deaths
- Oct. 17 -- 23 new deaths (15 from vital records)
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Here is the moving 7-day average of COVID-19 cases in Michigan:
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