Michigan health officials report 672 new cases of COVID-19, 26 deaths since Tuesday

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LANSING, Michigan – Michigan health officials have confirmed 672 new cases of coronavirus and 26 additional deaths since Tuesday.

Over the three days, the average number of new confirmed cases is 224 per day.

Eighteen of the deaths announced on Friday were identified during a review of civil registers.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports that there are now a total of 896,067 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19,801 total deaths in Michigan.

Instead of updating the state’s COVID-19 data every day of the week, the MDHHS says the data will now only be updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A total of 278 adults with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus are hospitalized in the state.

As of July 2, 868,294 people in Michigan have recovered from the virus.

11,472,515 COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide and 9,037,062 have been administered as of July 2.

62% of residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine by July 7.

On July 1, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the “MI Shot to Win” contest, a raffle for those who have received or will receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

The raffle includes scholarship draws, daily draws, and two big draws – one for $ 1 million and the other for $ 2 million.

The daily draws of $ 50,000 are open to all eligible residents who receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the date corresponding to the daily draw of $ 50,000.

The $ 1 million draw is open to those who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine between December 1, 2020 and July 10, 2021. You can enter this draw between July 1 and July 10 .

There is also a $ 2 million draw with entry between July 1 and August 3 that is open to those who have been vaccinated between December 1, 2020 and July 10, 2021.

There are nine scholarship draws which consist of a 4 year MET Charitable Tuition Program valued at $ 55,000 each. It can be used for college or university tuition fees in accordance with MET terms and conditions.

MORE: Here are the prizes and rules for the MI Shot to Win vaccine raffle

Michigan lifted all major COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking on June 22.

As of June 22, capacity in indoor and outdoor environments has increased to 100% and the state has stopped requiring residents to wear face masks.

The governor had previously said the state would lift its broad mask and limits on gatherings on July 1.

From June 22, all major epidemic orders will be lifted. This means that fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people will no longer need to wear a face covering indoors and restaurants and bars can operate at full capacity.

The state also lifted additional orders on June 22.

Although additional orders have been lifted, epidemic orders in place to protect vulnerable populations in correctional facilities, long-term care and agriculture will remain in effect.

Whitmer also says public health measures will continue for COVID reporting requirements and testing to ensure areas with high community spread are identified, children are safe in school and that testing Free COVID-19 are available.

The governor’s office cited falling COVID-19 cases and rising vaccination rates as factors in the decision to lift restrictions earlier than expected.

Michigan health officials are recommending – but not requiring – masks and social distancing for schools this next fall.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

They say the goal is to reduce disruption to in-person learning and help protect those who are not fully immunized, according to a press release Friday.

This interactive map tracks U.S. death milestones over time, and an interactive timeline scrubber lets you reveal cumulative deaths on a county map. This map will be updated daily.

More information and resources on the coronavirus pandemic

Find the latest numbers on the number of cases and deaths with the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.

Complete pandemic coverage is available in our coronavirus section.

Resources for individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits are the focus of our Rebound: West Michigan coverage.

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