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LIVE AT 6: Gov. Whitmer to make announcement on COVID-19 restrictions

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 17:09:57-05

Gov. Gretchen Whtimer will be making an announcement at 6 p.m. regarding COVID-19 restrictions, a spokesperson from her administration confirmed Sunday.


Whitmer will be joined MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun and MDHHS Dir. Robert Gordon. They plan to discuss ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The state has seen an upward trend in cases, with record single-day numbers. On Saturday, the state reported 7,072 new positive virus cases and 65 more deaths. On Friday, the state reached it's highest single-day record to date with 8,516 new coronavirus cases reported.

In the last five days, between Nov. 9 and 13, there were 35,009 cases of COVID-19 and the daily record was broken three times.

Also, more than 1/4 (about 27%) of the total cases since the pandemic began have come since the beginning of November.

In one month, from Oct. 13 to Nov. 13, hospitalizations in Michigan increased 232%. There were 999 total hospitalizations on Oct.13 and 3,320 hospitalizations on Nov. 13.