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PSA- COVID-19 Cases In Michigan- Please Stay Home If At All Possible

from Karen Bouffard of the Detroit News,

Michigan had 1,035 confirmed COVID-19 case resulting in eight deaths through 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the latest numbers released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday afternoon.

The numbers included three deaths reported by area hospitals on Saturday.

The number of counties with confirmed coronavirus cases increased to 32, from 27 counties with cases reported as of Saturday. Allegan, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse and Roscommon counties were added to the list.

The greatest number of confirmed cases are in the city of Detroit, where 325 cases have been confirmed, including four people who died.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 86% are in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Statewide, 50 percent of the cases are in males, and 50 percent in females, according to state data.

There have been 277 confirmed cases in Oakland County, and one death. Wayne County has had 152 cases with one death, and there have been 140 cases and one death confirmed in Macomb County.

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I’ve been watching full pressers by Cuomo in New York
and getting regular updates from friends back there.

My assumption is that NYC as of now represents the likely near-future
we’re going to be living with in Michigan and Ohio and beyond:
Shelter in place orders; common sense and decency requiring not going out in public around people, unless your job requires you to or it’s to the grocery or pharmacy (and ideally a drive-thru, or curbside grocery pickup or even delivery if it’s available).
I fully understand and respect that many people have front line responsibilities (thank you!) or simply have to go out to work to survive or because your boss demands it or the law requires it. But the point of as many people as possible staying home is so we don’t either get you sick, or we avoid getting sick, so if worst comes to worst and you do, we aren’t competing with you for a hospital bed or God forbid as ventilator. I am a pretty fit healthy guy normally, but I have asthma and some very selfish neighbors who are heavy smokers and this has been scary and humbling.

Getting asthma inhalers at the Kroger pharmacy drive-thru today, I saw a 3/4 full parking lot and couples and families going in to shop like it was any Sunday afternoon. That’s delusional and irresponsible. It risks the workers in the store who are serving all of us. It risks other shoppers. The more tests that are taken the the more the number of positives soars. NYC might be uniquely dense and full of people from around the world. But few cities lack crowds or people from around the country or world. The infection is spread exponentially. If people don’t stay home or far away from other people it’s only a matter of time before the number of infections starts to spike. And tests will never catch up with undiagnosed positives. Cuomo was talking about how alarming it is to still see crowds too close together in parks. That goes for any public place anywhere.

Posted by lefty.30 on 03/22/20 at 11:49 PM ET

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