WVBI COVID-19 Update for June 25, 2020

The on again, off again order from Governor Whitmer closing gyms and fitness centers downstate is on again. That after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and federal district court judge’s order enjoining the governor’s restriction. The order came at 8:40 p.m. last night—that with gyms and fitness centers set to reopen this morning. Gyms and fitness centers in the northern lower peninsula and UP have been allowed open since June 1, but those downstate were still ordered closed by the governor.
The COVID-19 data from state health officials yesterday shows a big jump in new confirmed cases. 323 were reported yesterday bringing the total in the state to 61,953. Four new deaths were reported, as well, bringing that total to 5,868. Seven day moving average of cases is up again to 223. Average for deaths remains at 11.
On the Island, total tests run now stands at 89. 84 tests results are back. 83 of those are negative. Still only one back as positive.
In our region, total confirmed case count is up three to 234. Death toll steady at 22. Additional cases are in Emmet, where there are two more and in Otsego with one more. No other changes. County by county numbers are in today’s script online if you are interested. [Otsego confirmed case count is at 103 with 10 deaths. Emmet is at 21 with two deaths. Grand Traverse is at 38 cases with six deaths. Charlevoix has 18 cases including one from the island, and two deaths. Kalkaska has 19 confirmed cases two deaths. Antrim 15 cases, still no deaths, Leelanau at 12, no deaths. And Benzie is at five cases and no deaths.] Up in the U-P, they are up two cases to 140. The majority of cases are in Marquette County, which has 63. Meantime, Ontonagon County remains the only county in the state with no cases. Death toll in the UP is steady at 16.