Michigan Reports 218 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 Deaths
Michigan is reporting 218 new cases of the coronavirus and 26 additional COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 59,496 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 5,737 COVID-19 deaths.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
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 June 5, 42,041 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).
On Wednesday, the Upper Peninsula and parts of northern Michigan started phase five which eased restrictions on businesses and communities.
Phase 5 puts the areas in a low-risk phase. The next and final phase would have them in post-pandemic.
Most of our area will be the first ones in the state to be in phase 5.
If you have questions about COVID-19, you can ask the governor. 9&10 News is partnering with other Northern Michigan stations to bring you a Coronavirus Crisis Town Hall with Gov. Whitmer.
It will air on local 32 on June 18 from 7 to 8 p.m.
We’ll also be live streaming it on our website’s Watch Now page, our Facebook page, and on the 9&10 News Plus channel on the free SBTV app.
You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have the governor answer them live on air.
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