(WXYZ) — The "Pause to Save Lives" announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon in November 2020 was aimed to mitigate rising cases of COVID-19.
Two months later, here's where Michigan stands now.
The pause was announced on November 15, where Michigan had 734 cases per million. Now, Michigan stands at 177 cases per million, according to the MI Safe Start Map.
The pause was intended to last for three weeks - however, it was extended three times by state officials.
When restrictions were announced in November, Michigan was sixth in the nation for cases according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker. Now, Michigan is fourth.
The week pause was announced , Michigan was 6th in the nation for cases according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker.— Robert Gordon (@robertmgordon) January 19, 2021
Now Michigan is 44th. pic.twitter.com/71MmQK21SZ
Additionally, Gordon said the number of hospital beds filled with COVID patients peaked near 20%. Now, that number is around 10%.
The share of hospital beds filled with COVID patients is down from a peak near 20% to around 10%. pic.twitter.com/WyBIGHwpgg— Robert Gordon (@robertmgordon) January 19, 2021
Gordon also said Michigan's daily reported deaths peaked at 125 per day, below projections. Now, the state is averaging 75 deaths per day, and that number is falling.
Michigan reported 10 deaths per day over two days, the lowest totals in three months, Gordon said.
Michigan's daily reported deaths peaked at 125 per day, below projections. Now we're averaging 75/day and falling. We just reported 10 deaths per day over two days, the lowest totals in three months. This decline is more painful, slower, and bumpier than others--but it is real. pic.twitter.com/GZLPlxXmi2— Robert Gordon (@robertmgordon) January 19, 2021
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