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Michigan is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases

Michigan health officials said the state is already in the middle of a COVID-19 surge

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Michigan health officials said the state is already in the middle of a COVID-19 surge.

Diners eat in isolated dining rooms outside the Townhouse restaurant, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Birmingham, Mich.

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A Michigan public health official said Sunday that Michigan is currently in the middle of a new surge of COVID-19 cases.

Is Michigan seeing more COVID-19 cases right now?

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical executive, told CNN that Michigan is in the middle of a new spike in COVID-19 cases.

  • Specifically, cases are jumping among those from 10 to 19 years old, she said.

The coronavirus is spreading through communities due to “more gatherings and more mobility, economic reopenings and specific outbreaks in some prisons and schools,” according to CNN.

  • Khaldun warned one week ago that the state could see a jump in cases, according to WXYZ. She said there was “very concerning data” that Michigan was heading the wrong way for its cases.
  • “We’re not out of the woods yet,” she said.

Other states report a jump in COVID-19 cases

We’re seeing more reports of COVID-19 cases rising across the country, likely due to new variants and loosened restrictions.

  • For example, Florida — a hot spot for the spring break weather — saw a rise in COVID-19 cases recently, especially among younger people who gathered for spring break, according to The New York Times.
  • Meanwhile, New York and New Jersey also reported rising coronavirus case rates recently due to loosened restrictions, according to the Associated Press.

Is Utah seeing a COVID-19 surge?

No. The Utah Department of Health reported 13 more deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday. However, Utah’s COVID-19 case rates continued to drop as more Utahns got vaccinated against COVID-19, as the Deseret News reported.