There’s finally a bit of good news!
For the first time since November, U.S. COVID-19 cases have dropped under 100,000 for 7 consecutive days on Friday, the 12th, and continued through the weekend. While this is is a bit of good news, there’s still a long way to go for us to see the end of the pandemic. For now, it seems certain safety precautions have done well to push cases in a positive direction.
According to data by Johns Hopkins University, we are still seeing deaths hit the thousands per day, resting between 1,000 to 3,000. Of course, there’s also the new variant that has been making its way through the U.S., with cases in Michigan hitting the triple digits.
The United States is now averaging fewer than 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day for the first time in more than three months, according to data from @CNN and Johns Hopkins University.
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) February 13, 2021
Detroit has seen the return of indoor dining, but some restaurants have been hesitant to re-open their indoor dining, instead opting to create creative outdoor dining setups. Detroit weather could play a factor into the comfortability of guests, but restaurants and bars offering outdoor dining options are doing their best to ensure things are cozy and safe as possible for the time being.
“When you create the same conditions that allowed the last surge, you should expect the same results,” said @CMYeaton. “Our main move should be to reduce transmission as much as possible while we vaccinate as much as possible.” https://t.co/BzjBAUiX9m
— Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (@JohnsHopkinsSPH) February 8, 2021
Experts are reminding states to remain vigilant and cautious in the face of the new variant and the existing strain of COVID still making its way through the states. The same safety precautions are still in place, with WHO even recommending that people wear 2 masks to truly protect themselves.
#NEW: Wearing two masks can improve fit & give you better protection from #COVID19. Wear a disposable mask under a cloth mask. Learn more: https://t.co/rjQXPVTs5O. pic.twitter.com/VXIZQwUvGN
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 11, 2021
For now, hopefully cases will continue to drop as more Americans get vaccinated. Michigan has devised a vaccination plan that hopes to vaccinate 70% of people over 16 by the end of 2021.
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