Lansing residents remain vigilant as Michigan COVID-19 cases rise

LANSING, me. –

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again here in Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer urges communities across the state to do their part to slow the spread. Some Lansing residents are ready for the challenge.

“Right now we still have some work to do to get our COVID metrics back in the right direction,” said Whitmer.

Michigan’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 18 percent. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is tracking 1,152 outbreaks in counties across the state, including Ingham County.

Arthur Celentino, a Lansing resident, said he wasn’t surprised to see more and more cases popping up.

“I kind of knew it was coming because people are giving up their vigilance, wearing masks every now and then, and a lot of people going on vacation,” said Celentino. “When they came back they brought it with them.”

More than 3 million people in Michigan have been vaccinated. Anup Shah is one of them.

“I got my vaccination twice,” said Shah.

But Shah isn’t letting go of security protocols just yet.

“I am still taking precautions,” said Shah. “I put my mask on and keep social distance when I go to the grocery store and everything. I am still worried. “

Celentino said he felt the end of the pandemic was in sight.

“I would imagine until Christmas,” said Celentino. “Then everyone should have their recordings, and hopefully the variants will be under control too.”

Until then, Shah urges everyone to remain vigilant.

“People should be careful. Keep your social distance and put on face masks, ”said Shah. “We have to work together.”

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