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Posted on: October 26, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Spike in cases leads to calls for more mask wearing, social distancing

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As of October 24, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported more than 3,300 new positive test results, underscoring calls for increased mask wearing and social distancing. This story and more in the Wayne County Report for October 26, 2020.

“The data shows we are continuing to see alarming increases in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Michigan,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “It is now more important than ever that people take this seriously. Wear a mask every time you are going to be around someone outside of your own household. Avoid large gatherings and maintain a safe distance from others. If rates continue like this, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and having many more Michiganders die.”

Meanwhile, in the Downriver region a possible outbreak at Woodhaven High School in Brownstown has put 51 students and one staff member in quarantine. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District confirmed 3 students tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the countywide health data releases, Wayne County cases appear to be on a steep increase. On October 23 and 24, a combined 26 news cases were reported in Taylor, including three deaths. Those numbers were indicative of higher reported numbers earlier last week. Taylor’s numbers for October 25, 2020, included five new cases of COVID-19. The City’s overall total for the year is now 1,190 confirmed cases and 85 deaths.

To see related countywide tracking, click here

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