What will be the next step in fighting a continuing surge in cases of COVID-19? Governor Whitmer says there will be a next step and that she is having ongoing conversations with health department officials on the best way to proceed.
The Governor commented as the state was reporting another new daily record of confirmed cases of the corona virus. Yesterday’s totals included 6,473 new cases and 84 more deaths. To date, Michigan has had 217,000 confirmed cases of the virus and over 7,600 deaths. The cases have been increasing for the past month and hospitalizations have quadrupled since the beginning of October.
The Clarkston Community School District is the latest in the area to suspend in-class instruction. It acted following reports it had 35 positive cases of the virus. Hundreds of students and staff have been quarantined. The Farmington School Board delayed a return to in-person classes by elementary students until at least January 11.