COVID cases leveling off in Michigan

With an average of 648 new cases per day, new infection numbers are hitting a plateau.

The number of new coronavirus infections are beginning to level off in Michigan, according to state health officials.

The state reported 657 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday – a number that is still higher than those reported in June, but which seems to be steady. The seven day moving average of new cases is 648.

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“Overall, we are seeing a plateau in cases after a slight uptick in June and July,” said Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Wednesday during a press conference.

Another metric for measuring COVID-19’s impace, deaths per day, also remains steady. The state reported two deaths Wednesday.

“Our hospitalizations and deaths continue to remain steady and low, particularly the deaths,” said Khaldun.

Despite the relatively good news, Khaldun urged Michiganders not to let their guards down.

“As we all know, even if a trend is stabilizing it only takes a few people to create an outbreak and have the disease spread rapidly,” she said. “We have to keep fighting this disease that’s still very present across the state.”

You can see the full press conference here.

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