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More than half of Michigan adults have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

More than half of Michigan adults have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose
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Michigan announced on Friday that 54 percent of adults in the state have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

The figure, rolled out on the state's COVID-19 dashboard, marks a roughly 2.5 percentage point jump after including people who got their shots outside the state or at federal facilities. The new tracker incorporates data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses data from out-of-state providers and federal sites.

Nearly 4.4 million Michiganders ages 16 and up have gotten at least one shot.

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The new high-water mark puts the state in striking distance of the 55 percent threshold Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerBeyond California, a record year for recalls Whitmer vetoes bill exempting graduations from crowd limits Whitmer proposes using 0M of virus aid to boost minimum wage MORE (D) has said is needed to allow in-person services in all sectors.

Sports stadiums, banquet halls, conference centers and funeral homes will be able to be 25 percent full once 60 percent of residents have at least one dose, and all indoor capacity restrictions will be removed two weeks after 65 percent of residents get at least one shot. 

Orders regarding masks and large gatherings will not be removed until 70 percent of the state is vaccinated.

The new milestone in the Great Lakes State comes after Michigan in April faced the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases per capita of any state in the country.