Michigan Health Officials Report 7,834 New Coronavirus Cases, 26 Deaths
Nearly 5 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
The CDC says a more infectious COVID variant, first identified in England, is now the most common strain in the U.S.
Some states in the upper Midwest, including Michigan, are seeing increased cases and hospitalizations.
As the state continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for a halt on indoor dining, in-person high school learning and youth sports for two weeks.
Governor Whitmer did not announce new restrictions Friday during a press conference, but is instead asking for voluntary compliance.
More cases are being reported among young Americans.
Nearly half of U.S. adults have received one or two doses of the vaccine and many states are expanding eligibility coinciding with President Biden’s April 19 deadline.
The Michigan State Health Department is hoping to slow the spread by partnering with universities and colleges to expand vaccination sites.
This includes Ferris State and Central Michigan Universities.