Auditor General: It’s not “fair” to say COVID-19 deaths in Michigan long-term facilities were underreported 

Legislative Republicans are accusing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of intentionally minimizing the number of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan’s long-term care facilities. There’s no evidence that’s true — and there’s no indication in an Auditor General’s report that a Whitmer executive order to have some nursing homes take in COVID-positive patients led to more deaths. For the long-term care facility related deaths or linked deaths, we knew the..

Michigan health officials warn state is headed toward ‘very sharp crest’ in omicron surge

Fueled by the omicron variant, infections during Michigan’s sustained fourth wave of COVID-19 continue to rise. Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel says they’re expecting the number of new infections to drop quickly after a sharp peak. We're heading toward what will likely be a very sharp crest in this wave..