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COVID-19 infection rates continue to drop

WCMU Public Radio

Michigan continues to see its number of new COVID-19 infections drop. Over the past week, the state is below 70 new cases per million residents. That’s a dramatic reduction from April, when the state was seeing more than 800 new cases per million daily.

Between a lower number of infections and increased vaccinations, Chief Medical Executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says she’s not anticipating a dramatic rise in infections following the recent holiday weekend.

“We know that vaccines are very effective and if people were still doing the right thing and washing hands and maintaining distance, I don't necessarily think that we will have a surge post Memorial Day weekend.”

So far about 60-percent of the state’s 16-and-up population has received at least one dose of vaccine.