BREAKING: Michigan Reports 980 New Coronavirus Cases, 119 COVID-19 Deaths
Michigan is reporting 980 new cases of the coronavirus and 119 new COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 41,379 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,789 COVID-19 deaths.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
Wednesday the state was at 40,399 confirmed cases with 3,670 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 24, 8,342 are being reported as recovered in Michigan.
Protests have taken over the steps of the Capitol building in Lansing.
Even after relaxing rules, demonstrators are still upset about the state’s stay-at-home order and the state of the economy.
This protest is named ‘The American Patriot Rally’ and organizers asked protesters to avoid clogging city streets and leave signs about President Donald Trump at home.
Not everybody followed their wishes.
The protest was scheduled for April 30 because that’s the day the state of emergency in Michigan expires.
Locally, the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau is now listing the Grand Hotel’s opening date as June 21.
This would be the second time they’ve pushed it back.
The hotel originally delayed its opening to May 22 because of the coronavirus.
At the federal level, 3.8 million U.S. workers filed jobless claims last week.
It brings the 6-week total to more than 30 million.
The U.S. has now passed 1.4 million cases with more than 61,000 deaths.
So far, about 124,000 people who had the virus, have recovered.
U.S. home sales showed signs of collapsing last month when the number of contracts signed dropped sharply because of the pandemic.
In Michigan you can close on a house, but realtors can’t show it in-person.
Realtors say the only closings that are happening are ones that were ready six weeks ago, ones that have seen the home, or buyers that have paid for inspections for a home they have never seen in-person.
Some realtors have done virtual house showings, but they say some sellers are not tech savvy enough to do one and that every house is hard to show the little details.
Construction starting on May will also help the housing market start to rebuild.
Other states are allowing in-person showings and no open houses.
A realtor on the call says, most of the time, showings are three to five people.
Mid-Michigan TV stations will host a virtual town hall with Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday night at 7 p.m.
You can watch it on the 9&10 News Facebook page and on the 9&10 News Plus channel via the free SBTV app. The governor’s town hall will also air on Local 32.
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