Michigan Officials Report 1,016 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths
Michigan health officials are reporting 1,016 new cases of the coronavirus and 9 additional COVID-19 deaths.
Michigan now has 130,842 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,847 COVID-19 deaths.
Tuesday the state was at 129,826 confirmed cases with 6,838 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 October 2, 90,521 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). In President Trump’s first full day back at the White House, his doctors are reporting he is doing much better and no longer feeling symptoms.
The president even says he is looking forward to next week’s debate with Joe Biden.
The president’s team of doctors held a briefing Tuesday with an update on the president’s health. They say his vital signs have returned to normal and he has come a long way over the last couple days.
With his recovery going well, the president wants to get back to the debate stage.
Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said, “The president intends to participate in person and we’re relying on the best medical team in the world to clear him to do that.”
However, his Democratic counterpart isn’t sure if that is such a good idea.
Biden said he’s looking forward to debating the president, but, “I think if he still has COVID, we shouldn’t have a debate.”
While the president is still in the midst of his coronavirus fight, the outbreak connected to the White House continues to grow.
Tuesday, presidential adviser Stephen Miller became the latest administration official to test positive.
There are now 23 people connected to the White House outbreak.
While it is still uncertain if the presidential debate will still happen a week from tomorrow, the stage is set for the vice presidential debate Wednesday night.
President Trump took to Twitter to say he’s calling off negotiations with Democrats on a new coronavirus relief bill until after the election.
The president continues to recover at the White House after being diagnosed with COVID-19. His first full day back was nothing short of eventful.
Tuesday afternoon, the president tweeted, “Nancy Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19. We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith. I am rejecting their request, and looking to the future of our Country. I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major stimulus bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and small business.”
That made several lawmakers on Capitol Hill unhappy.
Sen. Gary Peters said, “The president’s announcement that he is suspending negations on coronavirus relief for Michigan is completely unacceptable. Michigan simply cannot wait.”
Peters also added that he “stands ready to hammer out a deal for Michigan families.”
Republican Congressman John Moolenaar has a different response to the suspension of COVID-19 relief negotiations.
In a statement, Moonlenaar said, “Many Michigan small business have been hurting. I’ve been working to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program. There’s $138 billion of relief in there that’s already been approved by Congress, but House Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are blocking the bill.”
Later Tuesday night, around 10 p.m., the president’s tweets changed course.
He said, “The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!”
Then the president tweeted, “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?”
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned earlier that insufficient government aid could trigger a deep recession.
Both sides are now going back to the drawing board to work on a bill that may pass.
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