Michigan Reports 135 New COVID-19 Cases, 25 Deaths
Michigan is reporting 135 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 additional COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 57,532 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 5,516 COVID-19 deaths.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
Sunday the state was at 57,397 confirmed cases with 5,491 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 29, 38,099 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).
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has lifted Michigan’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.
Some businesses where close contact is necessary, including gyms, hair salons, indoor theaters and casinos, will remain closed for now.
Day camps for children and pools can open June 8.
Groups of up to 100 people can gather outside as long as they practice social distancing.
Gyms and fitness centers can offer outdoor activities such as classes, practices, training sessions and games as long as participants, coaches and spectators stay 6 feet apart.
The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Chief says the man was set up near U.S. 31 and Four Mile Road Sunday, but was gone when investigators arrived.
He claimed to be working with the fire service, but didn’t specify which agency he represented.
He was apparently charging people for the COVID-19 testing, but Metro Fire says it’s a scam.
Central Michigan University announced its plans for the fall 2020 semester.
CMU says it will begin classes Aug. 17, which is two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, and end classes Nov. 25.
CMU says the new schedule avoids peak flu season.
The university is also planning a phased move-in for residence halls and on-campus apartments beginning Aug. 13.
Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region’s Racing for Home is changing its annual race in Leelanau County.
This year the normally crowded event is switching to a solo ride.
Riders have from June 1 to June 21 to head to the World Cup style course at 45 North Vineyard in Lake Leelanau.
Race Captain Trent Grzegorczyk says adult riders compete for their best single-lap time on the 3.2 mile loop while kids ride the shorter 1.1 miles.
If you’re feeling lucky today, the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee is now welcoming guests back.
The casino will be checking the temperature of each guest as they enter inside.
Guests are also expected to wear a mask, keep six feet of distance and wash their hands often.
Little River has a full plan in place to be sure they are properly following state guidelines and keeping up with the cleanliness of the resort.
New York City, the nation’s coronavirus epicenter, is on track for a reopening as infections in other states are still piling up.
Over the weekend, a new positive coronavirus test in Missouri is thought to have put hundreds of people at risk. That person “was likely incubating” while at a massive pool party on Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
That news comes as new hospitalizations in the U.S. have continued to go down.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hinted at a possible reopening, but many business owners say they need more answers.
Governor Cuomo says the state will likely reopen the week of June 8.
New York and New Jersey make up nearly 40% of all coronavirus deaths in the U.S.
Brazil is now the second country to top half a million confirmed cases of coronavirus. Only the U.S. has more confirmed cases.
The country’s health minister reported 16,000 new cases in the last 24 hours
President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently criticized social distancing measures implemented by governors and mayors across the country.
He has also continued holding massive rallies where people do not practice social distancing.
The U.S. will soon start to send thousands of ventilators—as well as hydroxychloroquine—the controversial malaria drug that has been pushed by President Trump.
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