LANSING, Mich. – Michigan has reported more than 7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Tuesday, with 50.6% of eligible residents having received at least one dose while 39.3% of eligible residents are considered fully vaccinated.

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The state’s plan is to get 70% of Michiganders vaccinated before things return to what seems like normal life.

In an exclusive interview with Local 4, Whitmer spoke with Rod Meloni about all things coronavirus Wednesday.

Michigan continues to lead the nation in new cases of COVID-19, but the trend is headed in the right direction.


“Our cases are falling dramatically,” Whitmer said.

On April 16, there were 8,955 confirmed COVID cases reported. On Wednesday, the state reported 2,589 — a 71% drop.

There’s also been a 31% decrease in hospitalizations since April 6.




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