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Michigan: Latest updates on Coronavirus

View of Traverse City, Michigan.
View of Traverse City, Michigan.
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Last updated March 27 at 11:50 pm E.D.T.

As of March 26, Michigan is reporting 3,657 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 92 deaths associated with the virus, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This makes it 5th in the list of states for the most US coronavirus cases. Confirmed cases have been reported in 58 out of 83 counties in the state. A total of 13,769 diagnostic tests have been completed in the state.

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order that will be in effect through April 13. It directs all nonessential Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re essential workers, doing an outdoor activity (while practicing safe social distancing), or aiding in the health and safety of themselves or their family, such as going to the hospital or grocery store, according to a government statement.  

State park campgrounds, overnight lodging facilities and shelters are now closed through at least April 13, the government reported. State parks and recreation areas, however, will remain open for people practicing social distancing. 

Michiganders who have become unemployed because of the COVID-19 outbreak can go here to see if they're available for collections assistance.  

Whitmer previously signed an executive order imposing temporary restrictions on nonessential medical and dental procedures, according to a news statement

Action is being taken against price gougers. Call 877-765-8388 if you want to register a complaint, the state government reported.

On March 16,  Whitmer issued an executive order that temporary closed all dine-in options for restaurants, theaters, bars, casinos and fitness centers. Delivery and walk-up services are still available. 

On March 10, Michigan's governor declared a state of emergency in response to cases of COVID-19. Large assemblages have been cancelled and all public K-12 schools will be closed from March 16 until April 5. 

Michigan coronavirus hotline (7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.): 1-888-535-6136

Cases by county:

  • Allegan: 1
  • Barry: 1
  • Bay: 4
  • Berrien: 18
  • Calhoun: 9
  • Cass: 1
  • Charlevoix: 4
  • Clare: 1
  • Clinton: 8
  • Detroit City: 1,075 cases; 23 deaths
  • Dickinson: 1
  • Eaton: 8
  • Emmet: 3
  • Genesee: 91 cases; 4 death
  • Gladwin: 2
  • Gogebic: 1 case; 1 death
  • Grand Traverse: 3
  • Hillsdale: 6
  • Huron: 1
  • Ingham: 26
  • Ionia: 2
  • Iosco: 1
  • Isabella: 4
  • Jackson: 16
  • Kalamazoo: 11
  • Kalkaska: 4
  • Kent: 45 cases; 1 death
  • Lapeer: 4
  • Leelanau: 1
  • Lenawee: 8
  • Livingston: 31 cases; 1 death
  • Macomb: 404 cases; 14 deaths
  • Manistee: 1
  • Marquette: 1
  • Mecosta: 1 case; 1 death
  • Midland: 8
  • Missaukee: 1
  • Monroe: 28
  • Montcalm: 3
  • Muskegon: 6 cases; 2 deaths
  • Newaygo: 1
  • Oakland: 824 cases; 26 deaths
  • Oceana: 1
  • Ogemaw: 1
  • Otsego: 7
  • Ottawa: 21
  • Roscommon: 1
  • Saginaw: 14
  • Sanilac: 2
  • Shiawassee: 2
  • St. Clair: 15
  • Tuscola: 2 cases; 1 death
  • Van Buren: 3
  • Washtenaw: 150 cases; 3 deaths
  • Wayne: 735 cases; 14 deaths
  • Wexford: 1
  • Other: 23
  • Out of state: 8

Source: Fox 2 Detroit, Michigan.gov

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