The CDC is now saying that many Americans remain susceptible to the coronavirus.

CBS News Reports that CDC Director Robert Redfield said the COVID-19 virus is spreading across America at alarming rates, infecting 15 to 20% of the population. The virus is spreading at schools and colleges, especially colleges where many students are having a problem with social distancing and wearing masks.

As of Wednesday this week, 750 new reports of the coronavirus have been reported along with 12 new deaths; this according to MLive. With those numbers being released, Michigan's confirmed cases have surged to 118,615  with 6,692 known deaths. Remember, these numbers may be a bit misleading because before the coronavirus was officially hitting the U.S., people were sick and just thought they had the flu. Our state now ranks 38th in the country in new cases.

According the the CDC and many other doctors, if folks would just mask up, use social distancing and wash their hands, we could control the spread of the virus. Pretty simple advice, yet so many are not following that protocol.

Most states don't have a grip on the virus yet, with states like Michigan averaging 679 new cases a day.

If you have not been tested for COVID-19 and are feeling some of the symptoms, please get yourself tested. I have already had the test done right from my car, and it was simple and done in minutes. It is basically a swap of your nose and you're done.

This pandemic is not just affecting Michigan residents who live in the lower peninsula. The U.P. has had its share recently. Houghton and Delta counties have seen a 100% increases  week over week.

Again, it comes down being aware and being safe, not just for yourself but for everyone else.

Mask up Michigan, practice social distancing and for God's sake, wash your hands and have hand sanitizer with you.

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