World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 01 Apr, 2021 03:30 am

Democratic governor rules out new restrictions despite surge of COVID-19 in Michigan

Democratic governor rules out new restrictions despite surge of COVID-19 in Michigan
The pandemic is currently most dire in Michigan, where the B.1.1.7 variant combined with school reopenings and the relaxation of mitigation measures has seen an explosion of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Despite the vaccine campaign being pushed throughout the nation, cases of COVID-19 have continued their climb in the United States, up 15 percent from two weeks ago, averaging about 63,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day.1 million cases of COVID-19, with almost 565,000 deaths attributed to complications from the infection since last March.7 variant combined with school reopenings and the relaxation of mitigation measures has seen an explosion of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.By comparison, the all-time one-day high occurred on November 20, with just over 10,000 cases of COVID-19.

The seven-day moving average is now exceeding 5,400 daily cases of COVID-19, up from the February lows of around 1,000 daily cases.The Detroit Free Press reported that Beaumont Health, Michigan’s most extensive health care system, has the highest number of COVID-19 inpatients in the state, with over 500 admitted to their hospitals.

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