BREAKING: 27,001 COVID-19 Cases in Michigan, 1,768 Deaths
Health official say there are now 27,001 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan and 1,768 deaths.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
Sunday the state was at 25,635 confirmed cases with 1,602 deaths.
The state is now providing weekly updates on the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19. These numbers will be updated every Saturday.
As of April 11, 433 are being reported as recovered in Michigan.
The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).
Locally, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore says all park trails, trailheads, parking lots, and picnic areas will be closed until further notice in response to observed visitor behavior and guidance from health official.
The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will remain closed until further notice, and beach fires are also prohibited.
Sleeping Bear Dunes says previous closures of park facilities including bathrooms, campgrounds, and the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center are still in place.
Ford is kicking off production of a new respirator face mask for medical workers.
The device was designed in partnership with 3M and it uses a fan from ventilated car seats.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two new executive orders Monday evening. In the first, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission will start buying back spirits to offer financial relief to bars and restaurants with on-premises liquor licenses.
The second extends the expiration of valid driver’s licenses, state IDs and commercial vehicle registrations that would otherwise expire during the state’s emergency declaration.
Thursday, April 16, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters will hold a virtual town hall to address the coronavirus crisis in Michigan.
The senators will talk about unemployment, health care, safety, virus testing, small business and what’s next.
You can watch it live at 7 p.m. Thursday on Local 32 or our Facebook page, website or via 9&10 Plus on the free SBTV app.
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