Michigan Reports 469 New COVID-19 Cases, 90 Deaths
Michigan is reporting 469 new cases of the coronavirus and 90 new COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 48,021 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,674 COVID-19 deaths.
Nineteen of the deaths reported Tuesday were discovered in a check of death certificates.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
Monday the state was at 47,552 confirmed cases with 4,584 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 May 8, 22,686 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, Ferris State University has just announced they will be having in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester.
The university in Big Rapids says they will be looking at cutting down on classroom sizes, strengthening their cleaning protocols and implementing social distancing throughout the campus.
Ferris State says they plan to open on time in August, but did not go into detail on how they are going to sanitize the campus and reduce classroom and residence hall sizes.
The group is delivering more than 200 hanging flower baskets to Munson Medical Center and the Grand Traverse Pavilion.
The students are also trying to raise the spirits of people in local assisted living facilities.
But for right now, the start of their sailing season is delayed until the state and federal travel advisories are lifted.
The ship that takes people across Lake Michigan to and from Ludington and Wisconsin says ship and shore crew members will be following CDC guidelines.
The Badger is also going to cut down on passenger capacity by half.
Crew members will also have to wear masks and will be screened daily for possible symptoms.
Passengers may also be screened.
The Badger does say evening sailings will be canceled so that the ship can get cleaned and sanitized each night.
The Michigan Air National Guard will fly over cities throughout the state Tuesday.
It’s all to show support for the thousands of heroes in Michigan who are on the front lines battling the coronavirus crisis.
But the company also says it expects sales to slowly recover.
Tuesday Toyota said it anticipates an operating profit of $4.7 billion for the current fiscal year.
That would be the automaker’s smallest profit in nine years.
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