Michigan reports 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 over 2-day period

Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 14:24:56-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported an average of 1,914 cases per day over the past two days, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

In all, there were 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday and Friday. There were also 112 newly reported deaths, with 61 identified during a review of Vital Records.

That brings the total number of cases to 2,045,840 and the total number of deaths to 31,383 since the pandemic began.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have been decreasing for one month straight now. As of February 16, they have dropped below 2,000.

The State of Michigan recently updated its guidance on mask-wearing in most indoor spaces, withdrawing the public health advisory that recommended indoor masking.

According to the state, it comes amid a decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Previously, they had recommended masking for everyone in indoor public spaces, including schools.

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