Health Officials Report 9,674 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 Deaths
Michigan health officials are reporting 9,674 new coronavirus cases, and 12 additional deaths.
The new cases are for both Sunday and Monday. The State of Michigan says the average number for both days is 4,837.
The CDC director says putting more shots in arms today will not immediately help the wave of new cases the state of Michigan is currently experiencing.
She says that’s because it takes between 2 and 6 weeks to see the benefits from vaccines.
The director of the CDC says the only way to flatten this most recent curve in Michigan is to impose tougher restrictions.
“The answer to that is to really close things down. To go back to our basics. To go back to where we were last spring, last summer, and to shut things down, to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another, to test to the extent that we have available, to contact trace,” said Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director.
Instead of new tougher restrictions, Governor Whitmer called for a two week pause on indoor dining, youth sports and in-person learning in high schools.