Here’s what you need to know July 18, 2021

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DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 897,598 on Friday, including 19,848 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 881 new cases and 16 additional deaths over a three-day period – an average of about 294 cases per day. Of the 16 deaths announced on Friday, seven were identified during a review of the files.

As of Tuesday, the state announced a total of 896,717 cases and 19,832 deaths.

The next state data update is expected on Tuesday, July 20.

Testing has been stable around 10,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 2.23% from Friday, an increase over the past two weeks. Hospitalizations have declined in recent weeks, now near the lowest point since the start of the pandemic.

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The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 219 on Friday, up from 189 on Tuesday. The 7-day average of deaths was 7 Friday. The state’s death rate is 2.2%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 7,600 on Friday.

Michigan has reported more than 9.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 62.5% of 16+ residents have received at least one dose during 55% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 34 million cases have been reported in the United States., with over 609,000 deaths reported by the virus. Overall, more than 3.6 billion doses of vaccines were administered, of which more than 336 million doses in the United States alone.

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In the world, more than 190 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 4 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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Michigan COVID Vaccine Competition: Who Can Enter, How to Enter, Price List, Full Details

Govt. Gretchen whitmer broke down the details of Michigan’s new COVID vaccine raffle, including who can participate, how to enter, what prizes are available and more.

“It will be a chance for the Michiganders to register and be eligible for $ 5 million in cash prizes and college scholarships,” Whitmer said.

The governor said the raffle would be “a great tool in our arsenal to fight COVID.”

Here is what you need to know.

Michigan recalls COVID workplace rules

Michigan recalls COVID-19 workplace rules when state reopens.

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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that state rules will now align with federal OSHA standards, starting Tuesday, June 22. The updated rules will be in effect until December 22, 2021.

Therefore, emergency rules published on May 24 are canceled. These rules were announced two weeks after Michigan has reached the 55% milestone of eligible residents with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Updated MIOSHA emergency rules adopt OSHA’s federal HTA and focus on healthcare settings where known or suspected COVID patients may be present, the state said. These workplaces may present a higher risk of exposure for employees and need ongoing protections to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Read more here.

Michigan lifts all COVID restrictions on capacity, masks and gatherings on June 22

Michigan lifts all COVID restrictions for capacity, masks and gatherings, Governor Gretchen Whitmer ad.

Tuesday (June 22), interior and exterior decorations in Michigan will increase to 100% of its capacity and face masks will no longer be needed.

Michigan was originally slated to fully reopen on July 1, but with more than 9 million vaccines administered and COVID cases plummeting, this schedule has been sped up.

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“Today is a day we have all been looking forward to as we can safely resume our normal daily activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Whitmer said.

Read more here.

Michigan restaurants and bars curfew lifted June 1

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.

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.

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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 lifts mask requirements for fully immunized residents

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

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The new ordinance came into effect on Saturday May 15.

As part of the update of the MDHHS gatherings and mask order, 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 July 1:

  • July 1 – 228 new cases

  • July 2 – 101 new cases

  • July 3 – 109 new cases

  • July 4 – 109 new cases

  • July 5 – 110 new cases

  • July 6 – 110 new cases

  • July 7 – 224 new cases

  • July 8 – 224 new cases

  • July 9 – 224 new cases

  • July 10 – 162 new cases

  • July 11 – 162 new cases

  • July 12 – 162 new cases

  • July 13 – 164 new cases

  • July 14 – 294 new cases

  • July 15 – 294 new cases

  • July 16 – 293 new cases

Michigan COVID-19 has reported deaths daily since July 1

  • July 1 – 10 new deaths (14 according to civil status registers)

  • July 2 – 0 new deaths

  • July 3 – 5 new deaths

  • July 4 – 5 new deaths

  • July 5 – 5 new deaths

  • July 6 – 6 new deaths (16 according to civil status registers)

  • July 7 – 9 new deaths

  • July 8 – 9 new deaths

  • July 9 – 8 new deaths

  • July 10 – 8 new deaths

  • July 11 – 8 new deaths

  • July 12 – 8 new deaths

  • July 13 – 7 new deaths

  • July 14 – 5 new deaths

  • July 15 – 5 new deaths

  • July 16 – 6 new deaths (7 from civil status registers)


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