Author: Joe Buczek

Michigan Health Officials Report 1,073 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 Death

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,073 new cases of the coronavirus and 1 additional COVID-19 death. Michigan has now had 586,425 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 15,454 COVID-19 deaths. As of Feb. 19, 529,080 Michiganders have recovered from the virus. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset…

Michigan Senate Approves $2 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Funding

The Michigan Senate approved nearly $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funding Thursday. “These measures responsibly invest billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 funding to meet the most critical needs facing Michigan families right now — more people getting vaccines, more testing and getting more students safely back in their classrooms,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas in a statement….

Michigan Health Officials Report 1,388 New Coronavirus Cases, 48 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,388 new cases of the coronavirus and 48 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 585,352 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 15,453 COVID-19 deaths. The deaths announced Thursday include 30 deaths identified during a vital records review. As of Feb. 19, 529,080 Michiganders have recovered from the virus. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number…

Former USA Olympics Gymnastics Coach Charged with Sexual Assault Commits Suicide

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed 24 criminal charges against former USA Olympics Gymnastics coach John Geddert on Thursday, accusing him of committing at least one sexual assault and multiple incidents of physical abuse against dozens of his young female athletes. Geddert, who was expected to turn himself in to authorities Thursday, committed suicide earlier in the afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John…

Senates Confirms Former Governor Jennifer Granholm as New Secretary of Energy

Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm has been confirmed by the Senate as the new United States Secretary of Energy. Granholm was confirmed by a 64-35 vote. “We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history when we must be bold and innovative in growing jobs and combatting the climate crisis,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow in a statement following the…

Michigan Health Officials Report 1,245 New Coronavirus Cases, 9 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,245 new cases of the coronavirus and 9 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 583,964 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 15,405 COVID-19 deaths. As of Feb. 19, 529,080 Michiganders have recovered from the virus. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset…

Michigan Health Officials Report 1,316 New Coronavirus Cases, 34 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,316 new cases of the coronavirus and 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 582,719 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 15,396 COVID-19 deaths. Tuesday’s deaths announced include 18 deaths identified during a vital records review. As of Feb. 19, 529,080 Michiganders have recovered from the virus. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of…

Michigan Health Officials Report 1,484 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,484 new cases of the coronavirus and 3 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 581,403 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 15,362 COVID-19 deaths. Monday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the MDHHS since Saturday, February 20. Over the two days, Sunday and Monday, the average number of new confirmed cases…