COVID-19 Community Update Monday 4_22_2020

Michigan Moves Out of Top Five for Total Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 22nd at 5:30 PM are as follows:

  • State of Michigan: 33,966 confirmed cases; 2,813 deaths
  • St. Clair County: 301 confirmed cases; 18 deaths
  • Ontario: 12,245 confirmed cases; 659 deaths
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 150 confirmed cases; 14 deaths

The St. Clair County Health Department reports that 7% of all of hospital beds are currently being used for COVID-19 patients. 39% of all hospital beds are available. The highest number of COVID-19 cases in the county are in the city of Port Huron and in Clay and Port Huron Townships. Most of the rural townships in the county have less than 20 cases each, with the majority having less than 10. Lambton County is experiencing a similar situation, with 78% of its cases of the virus occurring in its urban areas and 22% in rural.

In a press conference today, Governor Whitmer shared data from that gave the state of Michigan a “B” in social distancing. She credits the aggressive measures the State and its residents have taken as the reason Michigan is no longer in the top 5 states by number of positive COVID-19 cases. Michigan just moved to number 6 below New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and California. Michigan is #3 for the number of deaths related to COVID-19.

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Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand