[Ed. – Whitmer’s been so concerned about people’s health that for a while there, she wouldn’t let them buy paint or gardening supplies at Walmart. She was taking barbers and restaurateurs to court. Watching residents like a hawk so they wouldn’t bring their kids to parks or go to the lake on the weekends. Carefully ensuring infected old people were shipped away from the traffic into nursing homes unequipped to deal with them. And now all those ungrateful citizens are testing positive faster than in 49 other states.]
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has come under fire for her leadership by the state’s Republican Party as the Wolverine State has surpassed 700,000 total COVID-19 cases.
At the same time that Michigan hit the grim milestone, the state is the national leader in the number of cases of the novel coronavirus by population. As of Tuesday morning, Michigan is averaging more than 452 cases per 100,000 residents over the last seven days, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
The New York Times’ list of top 10 cities where the outbreak is the worst includes seven Michigan cities, as of Tuesday morning.