Here’s what to know June 8, 2021

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DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 890,764 on Monday, including 19,376 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update includes a total of 419 new cases and 11 additional deaths in the past two days. On Saturday, the state announced a total of 890,345 cases and 19,365 deaths.

Testing has been stable around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate less than 3% Sunday, the lowest for several weeks. Hospitalizations have declined in recent weeks.

The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 375 on Sunday – the lowest since July 2020. The 7-day average of deaths was 31 on Sunday. The state’s death rate is 2.2%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 33,000 as of Sunday.

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Michigan has reported more than 8.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered on Sunday, with 59.4% of 16+ residents have received at least one dose during 49.7% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 33.3 million cases have been reported in the United States., with over 597,600 deaths reported by the virus. Overall, more than 2 billion doses of vaccines were administered, of which more than 300 million doses in the United States alone.

In the world, more than 173 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 3.7 million died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are certainly much higher, due to the limited testing, the different ways nations count the dead, and the deliberate underreporting of some governments.

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The curfew on Michigan restaurants and bars was lifted on June 1, the first step in the state’s new plan for a full reopening.

Govt. Gretchen whitmerThe office introduced a new version of the “MI Vacc To Normal” plan in May, which included ending the curfew requirement for restaurants and bars, effective June 1.

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Previously, all bars and restaurants had to stop offering indoor meals by 11 p.m. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services initially implemented a 10 p.m. curfew in November.

In addition, restaurants do not have to limit the capacity of individual tables, which was a maximum of 6 people per table.

After: Michigan lifts more COVID restrictions: what’s changing

“So June 1, then July 1 – those are the two stages,” Whitmer said. “We reduced the Vacc To Normal (plan) because it became very clear that it was important for us to give people safe dates and the assurance that we can do it safely. This is why we have reconfigured the plan.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke about the steps and rules residents will need to follow when they return to work in person across the state.

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May 10, Michigan has passed the 55% mark people aged 16 and over receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, in-person work has been defined for resume two weeks later: May 24.

Whitmer spoke to a Grand Rapids company on Monday to describe MIOSHA’s rules for returning to the workplace.

“In October 2020, MIOSHA released COVID emergency rules, defining specific mitigation measures, helping businesses keep customers and their workplaces safe,” Whitmer said. “These emergency rules had an expiration date of October 2021, which means they would automatically expire unless formalized into permanent rules.”

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Read more here.

Govt. Gretchen whitmer officially revealed Michigan’s new schedule to remove COVID restrictions and get back to normal.

Last month, the governor’s office hinted that Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would update its pandemic prescription after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made changes to its recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

Less than 24 hours later, Whitmer held a COVID briefing and announced a revised MI Vacc To Normal plan as cases decline and the number of residents vaccinated increases.

Here’s what’s changing – read here.

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Michigan is lifting mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor environments for fully immunized residents, matching new CDC guidelines.

The new ordinance came into effect on Saturday, May 15.

As part of the MDHHS Rallies and Mask Order update, the Michiganders who are outside no longer need to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Inside, fully vaccinated Michiganders no longer need to wear a mask, but residents who are not vaccinated or who have not completed their vaccinations should continue to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others.

After July 1, the general term for indoor masks will expire.


Michigan COVID-19 cases reported daily since June 1:

  • June 1 – 288 new cases

  • June 2 – 420 new cases

  • June 3 – 510 new cases

  • June 4 – 446 new cases

  • June 5 – 388 new cases

  • June 6 – 210 new cases

  • June 7 – 209 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 has reported deaths daily since June 1

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  • June 1 – 5 new deaths

  • June 2 – 33 new deaths

  • June 3 – 57 new deaths

  • June 4 – 27 new deaths

  • June 5 – 72 new deaths (66 according to civil status registers)

  • June 6 – 5 new deaths

  • June 7 – 6 new deaths


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