Michigan well being officers have repeatedly mentioned the positivity fee of COVID-19 checks within the state wants to stay under 3% to point out that the unfold of the virus is below management.
As of this weekend, the state’s 7-day shifting common for COVID checks positivity fee was 13.21%, far larger than the place state well being officers need it to be. Michigan’s COVID tests positivity rate has not been under 3% since early October.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer famous in an interview with Native 4 that the three% benchmark will probably be vital in deciding when to carry new COVID restrictions that go into impact this week. Whitmer mentioned the positivity fee must fall under 3% through the three-week period of stricter measures to cease the unfold earlier than restrictions could possibly be lifted.
On Saturday, Michigan reported 7,072 new COVID-19 cases and 65 extra deaths, bringing the state totals as much as 251,813 circumstances and seven,994 deaths because the begin of the pandemic. Michigan reported a single-day record 8,516 new cases Friday.
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