Wayne County's COVID cases up 36.2%; Michigan cases surge 73.6%

New coronavirus cases leaped in Michigan in the week ending Sunday, rising 73.6% as 2,928 cases were reported. The previous week had 1,687 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Michigan ranked 44th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY...
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$385M going toward Michigan flood recovery, COVID-19 relief and wrongful imprisonment compensation

YPSILANTI, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stood alongside Ypsilanti homeowners and community leaders at an Ypsilanti senior center Monday to sign Senate Bill 27, a wide-ranging, $384.7 million supplemental budget measure aimed largely at relief funding to help communities rebound from the pandemic and recover from flooding that hit southeast Michigan last month.
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Marble Bar in Detroit requires patrons to show vaccination card or negative COVID test

DETROIT – The Marble Bar in Detroit is one of the first to start requiring patrons to show a COVID vaccination card or a negative COVID test to enter. Management decided to implement the rule for multiple reasons. One of the reasons being that it’s too difficult to enforce a mask mandate when someone has to take off a mask to order a drink and to drink it.
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Parents split on COVID-19 for children under 11, survey says

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (FOX 2) - Children between 3 and 11 makeup almost a fifth of the nation's population and may be an important part of the nation's efforts to achieve herd immunity. However, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital most parents are split on whether to give the COVID-19 vaccine to their children.
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WSU to require COVID-19 vaccines for students living in dorms

Less than five weeks before students move back to Wayne State University, officials said Monday that residents of its dorms will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. WSU President M. Roy Wilson made the announcement in an email that accompanied results from an online survey showing 86% of respondents...
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Three-day numbers show Michigan coronavirus cases rising

Three-day numbers show Michigan coronavirus cases rising, suggesting the delta variant of the virus may be spreading among the unvaccinated. The state health department announced 1,295 new cases of the virus statewide Friday, for an average of 431 cases a day for the past three days along with 21 new deaths, of which seven were found through a regular state review of vital records.
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Michigan Reports 1,295 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 Deaths

(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,295 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 21 deaths Tuesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 899,921 and 19,883 deaths as of July 23. Friday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed...
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What does full approval of COVID-19 vaccine mean?

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (FOX 2) - As the nation's vaccine rates flatline, the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to give full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. But what does that mean and how is it different from what's already in place?. Health experts all agree that the best way...
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Oakland County reaches 70 percent Covid-19 vaccination rate

Oakland County has reached the elusive 70 percent vaccination rate against Covid-19, County Executive David Coulter announced today. Seventy percent is the threshold medical experts generally agree constitutes herd immunity against any disease, when enough people are protected that widespread transmission is less likely. Coulter made the announcement via social...