Michigan Health Officials Report 4,454 New Coronavirus Cases, 16 Deaths
Michigan continues to see rising cases.
Michigan health officials are reporting 4,454 new cases of the coronavirus and 16 additional COVID-19 deaths.
In total, Michigan has reached 637,645 cases and 15,935 deaths since the pandemic began.
Recoveries number 562,775 as of March 19. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).
District Health Department #10 is reporting a rise in COVID-19 cases in Wexford County.
Take a look at the numbers reported over the last three months:
- During the month of January, 287 cases were reported.
- In February, 138 cases.
- But in the first 23 days of March the county confirmed 340 cases.
The department says many of the cases are from outbreaks within households.
The district’s health officer is reminding everyone to continue wearing a mask, social distancing and getting vaccinated when possible.
District Health Department #10 is offering vaccines to anyone over the age of 16. Minors will need a parent or legal guardian with them. To sign up for the vaccine in Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford, visit #10’s website here.
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