Michigan reported more than 3,000 new confirmed cases of coronovirus on Saturday – a new record.
The state’s top medical executive called the increase “alarming” and emphasized that it is now more important than ever to take COVID-19 seriously.
“Data shows that we are seeing an alarming increase in the incidence of COVID-19 infection in Michigan. It is now more important than ever that people take it seriously. “Wear a mask every time you are going to be around someone outside your house. Avoid large gatherings and keep a safe distance from others. If the rate continues to be the same, then we risk overshadowing our hospitals and many of the mixiganders die. “
In addition to 3,338 new cases, the state reported 35 new deaths – 27 of them from review records.
Health experts are concerned about a second wave.
Dr. “There is no way to see more than 3,000 new cases as nothing but a serious increase in the prevalence of COVID-19,” said Frank McGeorge. “This is the biggest. This is the biggest jump on record that we have seen in a day. “
McGorge said the new number should be a wake-up call.
“Today’s substantial growth actually reflects what I’ve been seeing in the hospital for the past few days. “More cases have been reported, positivity rates are higher and more symptomatic people are testing positive,” McGaigor said. contact. Even with people you think are healthy, this is a risk. Not wearing a mask? It just makes you part of the problem. “
We are seeing an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases in Michigan right now. It is important that we wear masks, avoid large gatherings, and practice physical distance. Your fellow mixiganders and our frontline health care workers are counting on each of us to do the right thing.
– Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) October 24, 2020
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