As of Tuesday afternoon, Ingham County reported a total 9,148 and 119 deaths cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, around 7,000 cases and all but 40 deaths have occurred since Sept. 1
Traveling looks different this year, especially for athletic teams, but MSU men's basketball feels safe in their endeavors.
As of Monday, Nov. 30, Michigan had up to 360,449 COVID-19 cases with 9,134 deaths. There were 5,793 new cases reported and a record 190 deaths Tuesday.
"I'm always nervous about going home just in case I am bringing something home because I don't want to spread it to my family, or anyone in my house," MSU senior Carla Simone said.
The month of November has seen a total of 29 deaths to date, up from 23 in October and 10 the two months prior. This total in a single month is just one death less than the entire five-month span between March and July, which reported a cumulative total of 30 deaths.
Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 3 million Michigan workers have applied for unemployment benefits, Whitmer said. Currently, more than 600,000 individuals are still receiving benefits and nearly 80% of those workers rely on the soon-to-expire CARES Act programs for support.
As coronavirus cases are reaching record-high numbers, a bipartisan group of governors — including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — released a video urging residents to mask up and stay safe ahead of the holiday season.
A group of restaurant and hospitality associations filed on Tuesday to remove restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Nov. 15 emergency order banning indoor dining for the next three weeks, seeking a preliminary injunction.
While we understand that a worsening global pandemic isn't enough to stop some from traveling home to put down your masks, hug your loved ones and share a meal around a non-socially distanced table, we want to urge against complete dismissal of all necessary public health orders and precautions.
In the past week alone, COVID-19 cases in Ingham County have risen by 1,173, daily case counts are nearly twice as high as they were a month ago and the percent of people positive for COVID-19 has more than doubled in the past month.
While all office closures will initially be in place for three weeks, they may be extended based on the status of coronavirus cases and public health directives, according to a press release.
In a release sent Monday, Sparrow Health System expressed a strong support for the newly issued emergency order, stating adhering to it is critical in addressing the surge of positive COVID-19 cases.
Michigan is currently labeled as high risk, along with 42 of 50 states, according to a map by COVID Act Now. This means the states are either facing an active outbreak or could be in the future — the preparedness level has dipped under standards, while the cases have not.
On Friday afternoon, MSU announced that during COVID-19 PCR testing from Nov. 6-11, 15 student-athletes and two staff members tested positive.