Detroit Evening Report, Aug. 16, 2022: Michigan sees 43% rise in COVID-19 cases from last week

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan is rapidly rising. The state says it’s seen more than 23,000 cases in the past week – or roughly 3,300 new cases per day.  That’s a 43% increase from last week. There were also 103 COVID-19 related fatalities reported in the past week. That number is down from the previous week. About half of Michigan’s counties are in medium or high levels of community spread. Wayne County is in the medium category. Residents are urged to get vaccinated, wear masks indoors and wash their hands often to reduce their chances of becoming infected.

Other headlines for Aug. 16, 2022:

  • Detroit police officer pleads no contest in crash that killed a lawyer last year
  • Parts of Metro Detroit’s Muslim community to participate in virtual healing space
  • General Motors recalls more than 484,000 large SUVs in the U.S. to fix third-row seat belt problem
  • Stellantis says it will discontinue production of Challengers and Chargers

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  • Jerome Vaughn

    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.