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State's Top Medic Says COVID Cases Low, But 'All Of The Risk' Not Gone

When will 'all of the risk' ever be gone?

Oscoda and Gladwin counties in northern Michigan have not seen any new COVID-19 cases for a week, according to the latest data from the state of Michigan.

Yet, those counties still remain under a stay-at-home lockdown.

In a May 26 press conference, the state’s chief medical executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun offered her view as to why that may be happening.

“As we slowly reopen the economy, it will be important for us to monitor data, to make sure we are testing sufficiently and to make sure we are swiftly responding to and containing any outbreaks,” Khaldun said. “Even if cases are low in an area, it does not mean that all of the risk is gone.”