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Gov. Whitmer Addresses Rise in Michigan COVID-19 Cases, Says More Health Department Guidance Coming Soon

Gov. Whitmer Addresses Rise in Michigan COVID-19 Cases, Says More Health Department Guidance Coming Soon

government Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that new guidelines are expected soon from the Michigan Ministry of Health and Human Services as COVID-19 cases rise.

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Last week, the health department issued a advice urging people to wear masks at indoor gatherings and companies to carry out mask mandates.

“I think you’ll see something pop up today or tomorrow,” she said. “We recognize that our health workers are exhausted.”

However, Whitmer believes that lockdowns like the one in 2020 will not be necessary because of the vaccine.

She gave her input at a turkey giveaway in River Rouge.

“I’m concerned about the holidays. We have multiple generations of families coming together, some of whom will bring COVID into those events, and unfortunately some family members may get sick,” she said.

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While discussing COVID in the state, she urged Michiganders to get vaccinated, saying it was the best way to slow the disease.

“We in the Midwest are all in this group now, and it’s a clash of unvaccinated people,” she said. “And I’m not criticizing. All I see is that this is fueling the growth of COVID-19 in the state of Michigan and in Wisconsin and all of our neighboring states.”

dr. Matthew Sims, the director of Infectious Disease Research at Beaumont Health, reiterated the governor’s call to get vaccinated.

“We’ve had a continuous increase for months and now we have an increase,” he said. “The fact that most patients are not vaccinated tells us that the vaccine is working.”

Sims said that if Michigan could increase its vaccine rate to 90%, the number of cases would be more under control.

Michigan has been leading the nation in COVID cases.