Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan is “in the worst part of” the coronavirus pandemic.
“This is the moment that medical experts have been warning us about and dreading since the beginning of this pandemic,” she stated throughout a information convention Thursday.
The state reported 6,940 new infections Thursday, a brand new report, and 45 further deaths. The seven-day common positivity fee, 10.2%, was final that top in late April, when testing was far much less strong.
“Unless we get our act together right now, we could be hitting our daily peak of deaths in Michigan come Christmas,” Whitmer stated.
Dr. Joneigh (jeh-NAY’) Khaldun (kal-DOON’), the state’s chief medical govt, stated the virus “is out of control.” She urged folks to not journey for the vacations.
Whitmer, a Democrat, has referred to as on the Republican-leg Legislature to codify the state well being division’s masks requirement into regulation — which is unlikely. It was not clear what kind of limits her administration may impose.