Michigan reports 162 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jun 18, 2021

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan health officials have confirmed 162 new cases of the coronavirus in the state. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports an additional 14 deaths connected to COVID-19 on June 18, 2021.

There are now 893,164 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19,612 total deaths in Michigan.

A total of 420 adults with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus are hospitalized in the state.

As of June 11, 852,204 have recovered from the virus.

11,335,195 COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed throughout the state, and 8,830,169 have been administered as of June 17.

60.8% of residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Michigan will lift all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking on June 22.

Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask.

The governor had previously said the state would lift its broad mask and gatherings limits on July 1.

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Starting June 22, all broad broad epidemic orders will be lifted. That means both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will no longer need to wear a face-covering indoors and restaurants and bars can operate at full capacity.

Also starting on June 22, the state will lift additional orders.

Though additional orders are also being lifted, epidemic orders in effect to protect vulnerable populations in corrections, long-term care and agriculture will remain.

Whitmer also says public health measures will continue for reporting requirements and COVID testing to make sure areas where community spread is high are identified, kids are safe in school and free COVID-19 tests are available.

The governor's office cited plummeting COVID-19 cases and increased vaccination rates as factors in the decision to lift restrictions earlier than planned.

The state will release guidance for keeping kids and staff safe in schools sometime next week.

This interactive map tracks U.S. death milestones over time and an interactive timeline scrubber allows you to reveal cumulative deaths onto a county map. This map will update daily.

More information and resources on the coronavirus pandemic

Find the latest numbers on case numbers and deaths through Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker.

Complete coverage of the pandemic is available on our coronavirus section.

Resources for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits are the focus of our Rebound: West Michigancoverage.

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