While the overall death rate from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) across America currently stands at about 5.8 percent – this based on official data that has thus far been collected and reported – the state of Michigan is reporting nearly double that amount.
As of May 8, there have been 4,343 deaths attributed to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the state of Michigan, along with reported 45,646 cases of infection. This means that for every 10 people who contract the novel virus, one of them will end up dying from it.
About a week prior, the reported death rate from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was about nine percent, suggesting that fatalities may be on the rise.
The only other state that is anywhere close to Michigan in terms of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths is Connecticut, which is reporting about an eight percent mortality rate. All other states have a death rate below seven percent.
Most of these deaths in Michigan are centered in the eastern part of the state, and primarily around Detroit, it is important to note. In Western Michigan, as a contrast, the death rate from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently 3.6 percent.
The reason for this disparity is that some areas of Michigan have already reached their peak number of infections, while others, including areas around Detroit, are still seeing spikes in new cases.
Poverty-stricken areas and “more marginalized communities,” claim local news outlets, are being hit the hardest by spikes in new cases. Deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are also said to be higher in poorer communities compared to more affluent communities.
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Citing this uncertain situation about the continued risk of more infections, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that the state’s stay-at-home order will be extended another two weeks, terminating on May 28.
“This is good news for our state, our businesses, and our working families,” Whitmer announced at a press conference about the extension.
“We’re not out of the woods yet, but this is an important step forward on our MI Safe Start plan to re-engage our economy safely and responsibly,” she added. “As we continue to phase in sectors of our economy, I will keep working around the clock to ensure our businesses adopt best practices to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. When we all keep doing our part, we can reduce the risk of a second wave and re-engage our economy safely and responsibly.”
Some manufacturing companies are being allowed to reopen now under the condition that they screen all of their employees daily as they enter these facilities. In addition to a symptom questionnaire, workers will need to get temperature checks with no-touch thermometers as soon as they can be obtained.
Companies that plan to reopen must also create dedicated entry points at their facilities, as well as suspend all entry of “non-essential” in-person visits by outside visitors.
Another part of the phase-in process being mandated by Whitmer for businesses is that they must train their workers on how the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) supposedly transfers from person to person, as well as how to identify potential symptoms in order to notify the company when they emerge.
“The vast majority of people in this state are doing the right things,” Whitmer claims. “We’ve seen the curve get pushed down.”
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