Why Are Michigan COVID Cases Rising?

Almost 2.5 million Michiganders now have taken at least one COVID-19 shot, yet the state is seeing a major spike in cases, WXYZ reported.

Hospitalizations, too, have increased 50% since last week, primarily for those ages 50-59. The rapid surge in cases is not fully known.

Across Michigan, there are now more than 1,094 confirmed cases of the UK variant. Wayne County has the highest with 78 cases, then Washtenaw County with 75 cases and both Macomb County and Oakland County have fewer than 35.

There have been no discussions to increase restrictions. In response, though, some schools, including the Detroit Public Schools Community District, opted to go virtual until after spring break. Especially when local health experts say that a lot of positive cases have been coming from outside of school.

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