Capitol protestors may have spread coronavirus throughout the state

Those protesting efforts to fight COVID-19 may make it worse.

Protesters converged on the capitol on April 15 to rally against what they saw as unfair restrictions of their rights during the coronavirus pandemic. They may have made the situation worse.

Cell phone data analyzed and released by the location data firm VoteMap shows that people gathering in Lansing at that time went on to scatter throughout the state, including southwest Michigan.

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West Michigan is seeing some of the biggest spikes in COVID-19 right now, with infections set to peak in the region in late May through June, according to Michigan Advance.

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