Michigan Reports 236 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths
Michigan is reporting 236 new cases of the coronavirus and 4 additional COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 63,497 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 5,915 COVID-19 deaths.
The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.
Sunday the state was at 63,261 confirmed cases with 5,911 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 June 25, 51,099 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).
Tuesday there will be several free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites open.
Tuesday and Wednesday you can get tested for COVID-19 at Baker College in Cadillac.
Tuesday’s testing runs from 2 to 7 and Wednesday’s runs from 10 to 2.
In Fairview, the local health department is will be doing tests at Fairview Area Schools from 9 to 2 Tuesday.
You do not need an appointment to be tested.
The coronavirus is forcing the Detroit Red Wings to make big changes before the start of their 2020-2021 season.
That includes moving their annual events out of Traverse City.
The Red Wings will relocate their training camp from Centre Ice Area in Traverse City to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
They also cancelled their 2020 NHL prospect tournament and training camp golf classic, both events done in Northern Michigan.
Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman says the decision was made after talking with local health experts.
He also says they will be back in Traverse City next year.
The worldwide death toll of the coronavirus has now passed 500,000.
More than a quarter of those deaths are Americans.
Texas, Florida, and Arizona are quickly becoming the new epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic. They are among the 36 states seeing increases in new cases.
Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only two states reporting declining numbers.
Some cities are taking measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. California’s governor ordered all bars in Los Angeles and several other counties to close immediately.
An overnight curfew is put in place until further notice in Galena Park west of Houston.
And in Florida, 8,500 new cases were reported on Sunday, forcing Miami beaches to close for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Doctors say those transmitting the virus are generally between the ages of 18 and 34.
The Republican head of the Senate Health Committee is pushing to get the president to wear a mask.
Sen. Lamar Alexander emphasized face coverings are important to containing coronavirus and says it would encourage more people to wear masks if the president did.
“It would help if, from time to time, the President would wear one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you are for Trump, you don’t wear a mask. And if you’re against Trump, you do.”
Alexander said he believes the public should listen to medical experts because they are the ones that will lead us out of this crisis.
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