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Posted on: October 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Upward trend across Michigan concerns health experts


The Detroit News reports an upward trend in cases and deaths within Michigan has put October on pace to generate the state's biggest month for new cases since April. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 15, 2020.

"It is very possible that this is the beginning of a second wave," Michigan Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun said in a meeting with state and public health officials early this week. She stated that she is "very concerned" about the upward trend of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state.

In other related news via MLive, more than 5,000 Michigan residents have been infected with COVID-19 in new and ongoing school-related outbreaks, according to data released Oct. 12 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. That includes 346 students and staff at outbreaks in 46 schools serving preschoolers through high school. The K-12 clusters include outbreaks involving before- and after-school programs. Of these cases, 4,862 involve outbreaks on or around 29 college campuses.

According to the countywide health data released on October 14, 2020, 11 more cases were confirmed in Taylor, upping the overall total to 1,016 this year. There was also one new death (now 81 overall).

Click here to see the Wayne County COVID-19 Dashboard

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