Image via Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office
Image via Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office

Michigan saw a drop in coronavirus cases over the weekend. Are we through the worst of the pandemic?

LANSING, MICHIGAN — Monday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Monday to update Michiganders about the state of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

This will be Whitmer’s first press conference since extending the stay-at-home order until April 30. It also comes after the daily death toll from the coronavirus dipped below 100.

There has also been a decline in total daily new confirmed cases per ABC reports. This low comes after a fairly high spike in daily deaths at the end of last week.

This might not mean an actual reduction in new cases, however, as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services cautioned in a statement. 

“Reported case counts may reflect a reduction in the amount of laboratory testing performed over the weekend and holiday,” MDHHS said. “Single day fluctuations in the number of confirmed cases may not be significant, as a number of external factors can affect data reporting.”

Whitmer will be appearing with MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun.

WXYZ will be live-streaming the conference here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.