How Michigan turned COVID crisis around in under 2 months, wrong-way I-94 driver dies after crash in Van Buren Township

On April 16, the state of Michigan reported nearly 9,000 new cases of COVID-19 in just one day. Fast forward to yesterday: Less than 300.

Tuesday’s update revealed 293 new cases of the virus – more than 8,600 fewer in 53 days. Michiganders can stay in bars after midnight. Fans can grab Comerica Park. Employees return to their workplaces – some even without masks.

So how did we get to this point?

Here is everything that has happened in the past few months.

An unidentified person was killed in a car accident after driving the wrong direction on I-94 in Van Buren parish early Wednesday morning.

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Police discovered a butane laboratory in a neighborhood of Clinton Township that could have damaged several homes in an explosion, officials said.

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For months, President Joe Biden has been setting target by target to tame the coronavirus pandemic and then beat his own benchmarks. Now, however, the US is unlikely to achieve its goal of having at least partially vaccinated 70% of Americans by July 4th.

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A bipartisan, two-chamber group of 77 MPs signed an amicus letter on Wednesday.

The letter states that they did not expect the changes to Michigan’s error-free auto insurance law to be retroactive.


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A St. Clair County woman describes winning a Jackpot Slots Fast Cash jackpot of $ 361,184 from the Michigan Lottery as a “gift from God.”

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Deluxe Party Store at 69209 North Main Street in Richmond.

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 891,057 on Monday, including 19,432 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update contains a total of 293 new cases and 56 additional deaths, including 37 deaths identified upon review of the records. On Saturday, the state announced a total of 890,345 cases and 19,365 deaths.


The tests were reported on average around 30,000 diagnostic tests per day, with the 7-day positive rate below 2.5% from Tuesday the lowest in several weeks. Hospital stays have declined in recent weeks.

The states 7-day moving average for daily cases was 354 on Tuesday – the lowest since July 2020. The 7-day average of deaths was 33 on Tuesday. The state’s death rate is 2.2%. The State also reports “active cases”, which were listed at 33,800 on Tuesday.

More than 830,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Michigan.


Michigan reported more than 8.5 million cans of the COVID-19 vaccine administered from Tuesday 59.8% of 16+ residents Have received at least one dose while 50.7% of residents over 16 are considered fully vaccinated.

Here’s a look at more of the data:

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