MI public health officials urge vigilance as COVID-19 cases trend upward

Ruben Fields
October 15, 2020

There are now 10,734 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 549 new cases Tuesday.

"At the height of the COVID-19 response in Michigan, our frontline hospital workers were working around the clock to treat COVID-19 patients", said Brian Peters, chief executive officer of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

Bonnie Henry admitted Tuesday she's anxious about the return of recreational hockey, soccer, and other activities drawing crowds, after reporting nearly 550 new COVID-19 cases over the previous four days and five more deaths.

In addition to rising cases across the state, more tests are coming back positive and more residents are being hospitalized compared to previous weeks. This situation is extremely concerning.

"This is a time to focus on letting them play safely and making sure we keep our distance".

"If you are at all feeling unwell, be the COVID-19 champion who makes the choice to stay home and stay away from others", Henry and Brown said. Stop meeting up in groups, stop socialising, stop organising playdates, parties and other social activities. "Now is the time for each of us to act". There were three new cases reported among children younger than 10, down from 11 the previous week, and there were 22 new cases reported among youths age 10-19, down from 42 the previous week.

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With nearly 9,000 people now listed as recovered, the overall rate improves to close to 84 per cent.

The recovery rate is now at 83.6 percent. "There have been cases of younger adults who have had very serious cases of COVID-19, and as we always say, we don't know what the long-term effects of this are".

128 with an incidence rate of 571 and 435 cases in the last fortnight.

Meath (299.9), Cork (209.4), Sligo (207.5) and Limerick (192.4) also have an incidence rate above the national average.

Twenty eight of the new cases are in Limerick bringing the number of cases in the city and county in the past fortnight to 375.

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