The number of Covid cases in Michigan is creeping up and is far greater than in June, when some days new infections averaged under 100 cases daily.
Michigan reports 2,163 daily cases on Tuesday and Wednesday and a total of 28 new deaths for those two days, plus 10 earlier ones from vital record reviews.
Last week, the state reported and average of 2,098 cases per day Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday's numbers come on the same day Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a directive to departments and agencies to prepare the state’s booster vaccine response -- a third shot for fully vacinated people.
President Joe Biden has said that boosters, now available to the immunocompromised, become available to everyone Sept. 20.
“With booster doses on the horizon, we are reactivating our close partnerships with local health departments and pharmacies to get shots in arms as quickly as possible," the governor says in a statement. "We know that this virus still disproportionately affects older Michiganders, which is why I’m also prioritizing booster shots for residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities."