Why is Michigan seeing a COVID-19 spike?
- The data say that the average of new COVID-19 cases among children younger than 10 years old spiked by 230% — higher than any other age group.
- Children and young adults from 10 to 19 years old saw a 227% rise in cases, too.
Per CBS News, physicians and experts said “much of the rise in pediatric cases can be linked to the reopening of schools and youth sports.”
- “If everyone is removing their mask and going out to dinner to celebrate a big win then all of those precautions go out the door,” she said. “So really, this seems to have driven this surge.”
More on Michigan’s recent COVID-19 spike
A Michigan public health official said last weekend that Michigan is facing a new influx of COVID-19 cases. This marks one of the first times a state has declared a COVID-19 spike after cases started to dip after the winter, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
Michigan public officials said that cases were jumping due to “more gatherings and more mobility, economic reopenings and specific outbreaks in some prisons and schools,” according to CNN.
- “We’re not out of the woods yet,” she said.