Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michingan topped 1,035 on as the death toll rose to 8.
The state reported 249 new cases in 18 counties as public & private labs continue to expand their capacity to test for COVID-19. But the state still has nowhere near enough tests for every suspected case, so health officials emphasize that the number of cases is likely much higher.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Since the first positive cases were confirmed on March 10, Whitmer has closed K-12 schools, limited gatherings to no more than 50 people and shuttered restaurants and bars — all in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
“With this positive, we know that COVID-19 is in our community,” said Angelique Joynes, an Allegan County Health Officer.”The community has done a great job of applying social distancing & personal hygiene habits. Please continue to be diligent so we can slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Stay At Home Order Michigan
Michigan business leaders advising Whitmer on orderly stay-at-home order”.Stay at home if you’re not absolutely needed to be outside of your home,” Whitmer said. “And if you do go outside, keep that 6 foot distance from others.We all have to play our part to mitigate the spread and to save our health care system.”