BREAKING: Michigan Reports 447 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 COVID-19 Deaths

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Michigan is reporting 447 new cases of the coronavirus and 44 new COVID-19 deaths.

Michigan now has 44,397 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,179 COVID-19 deaths.

The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.

Monday the state was at 43,950 confirmed cases with 4,135 deaths, though a software issue caused a data backlog and the state says those numbers are not representative of the full data set since the May 3 report.

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 May 2, 15,659 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).

A new partnership between the Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is allowing some low-income college students to receive food assistance benefits.

Under a new initiative, nearly 90,000 low-income college students in Michigan who are enrolled in career or technical education programs are eligible to receive food assistance benefits.

Forty-five family members of inmates at the North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr.

The letter expresses their concern about the health and safety of inmates at the facility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It claims there are improper sanitation measures and improper nutrition.

The letter also says GEO Group, who owns and manages the private prison, has refused to release any information on positive results for inmates.

The Department of Agriculture is planning to buy $20 million worth of U.S. tart cherries.

The aid is coming for two reasons: to help tart cherry farmers deal with the coronavirus crisis and to help offset the impact of Turkey’s cherry dumping.

Hundreds of people across the world are signing up to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19.

Pfizer says doses have been administered to the first U.S. participants in a clinical trial for a vaccine to prevent the coronavirus.

The pharmaceutical company also says initial manufacturing of that vaccine will happen in Kalamazoo.

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