After 200K COVID cases, Michigan still has lessons to learn

The state has broken records for new infections three times in the past week, but getting people to take the virus seriously still proves elusive.

There’s a staggering statistic cited in a recent article on Bridge Michigan: It took the state six months to reach 100,000 cases of COVID-19, but it’s taken just 70 days to reach 200,000.

Michigan passed the 200,000 threshhold on Friday and stands at 207,794 cases of the coronavirus as of Saturday. The state doesn’t report coronavirus data on Sundays.

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What have we learned? The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are still the simplest: Wear a mask in public, wash your hands, social distance, and stay away from crowds.

“I think the fact is that the things we need to do to beat the virus are pretty simple, and I think we know them,” said Nick Derusha, president of the Michigan Association of Local Public Health. “I wish I had a great idea of something new that we could try or something that would allow people to embrace and coalesce around.”

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