WATCH: Gov. Whitmer provides update on state's response to COVID-19

Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 11:42:14-04

(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the state's response to COVID-19 Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, Whitmer signed an executive directive that will direct state departments and agency heads to ensure that enforcement of COVID-19 laws is a priority.

The governor's office says cases have risen over the past month and without effective enforcement, Michigan will move backwards.

On Tuesday, Michigan confirmed 664 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths.

Cases are continuing to rise in Michigan and across the country, especially among young people. In the past three weeks, cases among the ages of 0-19 have nearly doubled.

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