More than 500,000 people in the US state of Michigan have contracted Covid-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday.
Despite the rise in cases, Whitmer said the fact that vaccine distribution has begun means there is "hope on the horizon."
However, Whitmer cautioned that "it will take some time for the vaccine to be widely available to all Michiganders, and until then, we must continue to do our part to keep ourselves and our fellow Michiganders safe."
“Covid-19 didn’t end with the new year. There is still more work to do to beat this virus, but I know that Michiganders are up to the challenge. Let’s harness our Michigan grit and eliminate this virus once and for all,” she said.
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