On Monday, Oct. 25. 2021, Michigan reported 7,856 cases of COVID-19 and 56 new deaths since Friday, 29 of which were from vital records review. That's an average of 2,618 cases per day.
According to the initial report, one reason for the undercount-- is because of misspellings of the words "Covid" and "coronavirus" on death certificates.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that COVID-19 vaccines could “be available for children from five to 11 within the first week or two of November.”
Several pharmacies are now offering COVID-19 booster shots for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients.
Unvaccinated people are at risk of being reinfected with COVID-19 every 16 months, according to a new study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health.
The health department reported 101 new COVID-19 outbreaks at schools last week, adding to the 319 ongoing outbreaks already being tracked.
Beaumont said in a statement: "We hope that those 370 employees will choose to get vaccinated and return to work soon. If they choose to not meet our vaccine requirements by November 16th, their employment will be terminated."
Courtney Davis said it's been an honor to work for the department for nearly five years. "However, with the politicization of public health during the pandemic, I can no longer effectively do my job and serve the community with its health and safety always at the forefront," she said.
On Thursday, Michigan's largest hospital chain announced 370 workers - about 1% of its staff - were suspended from the job until they met the hospital's vaccine requirements.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective at protecting elementary school-age kids from infection, ahead of a public review.
The CDC has signed off on Moderna and J&J COVID-19 booster shots. The agency is allowing the flexibility of “mixing and matching" the extra dose.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state's vaccine and testing rules would be as strict as those deployed by the Biden administration, after questions from the business community this week.
Spokesman Mark Geary says Beaumont hopes they decide to get the vaccine and return to work. An additional 70 employees resigned. At Henry Ford Health System, 400 refused to get the vaccine by an October deadline and lost their jobs.
Pfizer shared results from its Phase 3 trial of its COVID-19 vaccine booster, saying the third dose showed 95.6% efficacy against symptomatic disease.
There have been no deaths associated with the outbreak
The family was told he may never wake up - and then last week - Kiera says her prayers paid off. But they have a long road ahead. It's not clear yet if Michael will be able to walk, talk or breathe on his own.
Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and the White House is detailing plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said officials will “continue to recommend masks in all schools for all people in those schools.” The reason: time.
Anyone that is eligible should be vaccinated. That's tip No. 1 from the Michigan health department. Those who are sick should stay home while kids should continue wearing masks that cover their mouth and nose, and should diligently wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer.
Between June 1 and Sept. 30 of this year, the CDC performed a case-controlled study of Pfizer’s vaccine in adolescents at 19 pediatric hospitals in 16 states, according to the study published on Tuesday.