Michigan chief medical executive warns of possible ‘second wave’ of coronavirus pandemic
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and other health officials are sending a message to Michiganders, saying it’s possible the state is entering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “In many places across the state the cases are the highest they’ve been throughout the entire pandemic,” Khaldun said. “In over the next several weeks, it is possible we will see deaths increasing as people fight for their lives in the hospitals,” Khaldun added. Khaldun said there have been more than 120 new outbreaks since Oct, 8, concentrated in long term care, nursing homes and schools. “For all Michiganders who want to show their thanks to the heroes working in the hospitals, this is your real opportunity.
Michigan again at 'high risk’ for virus outbreak amid worry of 2nd wave, data shows
Experts recommend that at least 90 percent of new COVID-19 cases are traced within 48 hours to contain the virus. A majority of Michigan counties are considered at a “medium” risk for a COVID-19 outbreak, according to the data. A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the United States and colored according to their "Covid Risk Level." Michigan is now labeled at "high risk" for virus spread, according to data from Covid Act Now. Most of the country is at "high" risk for a COVID-19 outbreak, or is currently experiencing or facing an imminent outbreak.