LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday extended Michigan’s coronavirus emergency declaration through Aug. 11, five months after she first issued it, pointing to an uptick in new cases over the past three weeks.
The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Michigan jumped by 584 on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 70,306 confirmed, with another 7,558 listed as probable.
Michigan added 446 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday, according to the state health department, which is more than 150 less than Wednesday's spike.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said the action days for elevated levels of ozone in West Michigan has been extended into Thursday, July 9.
There were 543 additional confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan on Thursday, the first time the state's daily virus count has exceeded 400 in more than a month.
The state's daily confirmed number of new coronavirus cases of 353 on Thursday is the highest daily count for June, surpassing the second-highest of 323 reported Wednesday.
The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan increased Wednesday for the third straight day. The number of deaths reported Wednesday was four.
A warning for dangerous swimming conditions at Lake Michigan beaches in Ottawa, Muskegon, Mason, Oceana, Allegan and Van Buren counties is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health added one death on Thursday to its count of deaths in the county related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order for all Michigan residents on March 24. The order was set to expire April 13, but the governor has extended it until 11:59 p.m. April 30.