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Number of COVID-19 infections in Michigan contiunes to drop

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The number of COVID-19 infections in Michigan continues to drop. Speaking at a news conference this afternoon Thursday, the state’s chief medical executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun, says there is cause for optimism, but not necessarily celebration.

“If positive trends continue, we will be able to continue to move forward with the next phases of the MI Safe Start Plan. But I want to caution people…moving forward with reopening the economy does not mean the risk of the disease has gone away.”

Khaldun says it’s important for people to wear masks in public and maintain social distancing guidelines. The current stay-at-home order is set to expire June 12th.