COVID-19 Outbreaks on Michigan college campuses

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New data shows recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Michigan’s schools are centred on college campuses where students tend to live in close proximity.

Grand Valley State University currently has 438 cases of the novel coronavirus, followed by Adrian College with 229 cases, Central Michigan University with 271, and Michigan State with 202 cases. Lake Superior State University had 5 positive cases but all have been resolved.

MSU is currently not holding in-person classes or hosting large numbers of students in residence. However, they do have a considerable number of students living off-campus.

Michigan’s chief medical executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun is not surprised by the numbers. She says one infected person is all it takes to spread the virus, adding that while many students are doing the right thing, some are going out and partying without masks or physical distancing.