The state of Michigan is said to have many counties are ranked at a high level in the coronavirus community and officials recommended coverage.
The numbers were in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data from Thursday, MLive.com reported Friday, adding that last week, there were 12 counties at a high level.
The 18 high-profile counties this week include five in Southeast Michigan (Monroe, Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb and Oakland), two in Southwest Michigan (Calhoun and Kalamazoo), three in northern Lower Michigan (Oceana, Mason and Kalkaska) and eight in the UP (Luce, Menominee, Dickinson, Marquette, Iron, Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw);
When counties rank high, the agency recommends people wear masks indoors while out in public, whether they’ve been vaccinated or not.
“However, people with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask no matter where they live, CDC says,” the MLive.com report continues.
Michigan’s COVID-19 hospitalizations are at their highest point since late February. https://t.co/DixxGEO3DK
— MLive (@MLive) August 5, 2022
Meanwhile, a majority of Americans “never” wear a mask or only “sometimes,” according to a June poll The economist/YouGov.
“Attitudes split along party lines: 57 percent of Republicans say they never wear a mask, while just 22 percent of Democrats say the same. Many independents, 48 percent, also say they never wear a mask,” Breitbart News reported.
According to the MLive.com article, there were 35 counties in Michigan that ranked in the medium level of community and 30 in the low level.
“Michigan is reporting 2,512 new, confirmed cases per day over the past week,” the agency said.
In May 2021, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) went to a bar with others and broke her own coronavirus rules, according to a photo obtained by Breitbart News:
Whitmer and a large group of friends, including her chief operating officer appointee Tricia Foster, visited Landshark in East Lansing, breaking her restaurant orders in the process, according to a photo posted to Facebook by one of the attendees.
“While Whitmer’s team did not wear masks, a bouncer at the Landshark — a dive bar in the college town — could be seen with his face covered,” the agency reported.