BREAKING: 17,221 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Michigan, 727 Deaths
Health official say there are now 17,221 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan.
The state now says 727 people have died from the virus.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
Sunday the state was at 15,718 confirmed cases with 617 deaths.
Monday morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Detroit-area hospitals are within days of running out of crucial supplies.
The governor is joining the federal government in encouraging everyone to wear a mask if you leave your home.
Governor Whitmer is also looking at extending the stay-at-home order in Michigan.
Whitmer said Monday morning that another Michigan lawmaker has tested positive for coronavirus.
State Representative Karen Whitsett from Detroit is the second state lawmaker to have a confirmed case.
This new case comes eight days after state Representative Isaac Robinson died of a suspected COVID-19 case.
Locally, an Oceana County man has died from COVID-19.
District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) says the man was in his 70s and was hospitalized at Muskegon Mercy Hospital on March 26. He passed away Monday morning.
Presque Isle County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
District Health Department #4 says the case was confirmed in an adult woman who is in isolation and is recuperating.
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