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Wayne County Update On Covid-19, 01/13/2021

Warren C. Evans 

Wayne County Executive 

 Wayne County Department of 

Health, Human & Veterans Services 

Public Health Division  

COVID-19 Briefing – 230.1 

January 13, 2021 


92,139,754 Cases 

1,973,323 Deaths 

United States 

23,374,560 Cases 

389,790 Deaths 


570,150 Cases 

14,296 Deaths 

Out-Wayne County 

58,205 Cases 

1,872 Deaths 

Situational Awareness 

• Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will soon be the first “super” COVID-19 vaccination site in Orange County, California, officials said Monday. The resort will be one of several “super POD” — Point-of-Dispensing — sites where thousands of residents daily will be able to get vaccinated, officials said. It will be operational later this week.—CNN 

• The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will grant Governor Whitmer and eight other governors’ request and release the millions of doses of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine currently being held back by the Trump Administration.— 

• The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has started issuing $300 weekly Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) payments to an estimated 365,000 claimants on regular state unemployment insurance (UI) and Extended Benefit programs this weekend. The PUC supplement, which is payable from Dec. 27, 2020 through March 13, 2021, provides an additional $300 per week to all eligible unemployment recipients who receive at least $1 for the week.— 

• Members of a troop of gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif., have tested positive for the coronavirus. Last Wednesday (Jan. 6), two of the gorillas developed a cough and showed other mild symptoms, a news release says. Park staff tested the animals. A fecal examination detected the virus, and the results were confirmed by the Agriculture Department’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories.—NPR 

Actions Taken 

• The Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHOC) is at FULL ACTIVATION. 

Useful Resources available at 

-Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 

-National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 

-Small Business Best Practices COVID-19 Educational Materials 

-MI COVID Alert 

-MDHHS Epidemic Orders 

-Return to School Roadmap 

-Wayne County 

-Find a Testing Site Near You 

-Prevent Flu 

-Frequently Asked Questions