coronvirus

College coronvirus outbreaks ‘gravely concern’ Michigan public-health officials

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Linda Vail, head of the Ingham County Health Department.



a group of people posing for the camera: Pedestrians walk on campus as students move onto the campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Township on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.


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Pedestrians walk on campus as students move onto the campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Township on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

Since Sept. 1, her agency has logged more than 1,300 cases of coronavirus. That’s 41% of total cases the county has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. And there’s no end in sight: The county had more than 600 new cases last week.

The vast majority of the recent cases are linked to Michigan State University students. Almost all MSU classes are online this semester, but that hasn’t stopped students from returning to East Lansing this fall and living an active social life, pandemic or no.

Case investigations of new coronavirus show a consistent pattern of source of infection, Vail said

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