Michigan reports 542 new cases of COVID-19, 59 deaths

Posted at 2:30 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 14:34:30-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan reported 542 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 59 deaths from the virus. That brings the total number of cases to 886,660 and deaths to 19,090 since the pandemic began back in March 2020.

Forty-eight of the newly reported deaths were discovered during a review of vital records.

The numbers continue to trend downward after a peak in the early spring when the state was seeing several thousand cases per day.

Vaccinations are also continuing to increase, though slower than they had been. As of Thursday, 57.1% of Michiganders age 16 and up have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced changes to Michigan's reopening plan, saying that all outdoor capacity limits would be lifted and indoor capacity would go to 50% for everything starting on June 1. Then, on July 1, the face masks and gatherings order would be lifted, and things would go back to the way they used to be.

Monday, MIOSHA laid out its rules for those who are going back to work, as the state will allow in-person work to resume for the first time in more than a year.

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