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Published 4/19/2020
11:07pm

Male In His 60s is Shiawassee County's Third COVID Death

Health Department Releases Latest Numbers

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A man in his 60s is the third person in Shiawassee County to succumb to COVID-19, the Shiawassee County Health Department today announced.

There are now 94 confirmed positive Coronavirus cases and 26 recoveries.

Patients range in age from 15 to 92. 36 are male, 58 are female. Individuals are both self-isolating at home and in the hospital and have varying health conditions.

Cases are confirmed throughout the county. The Shiawassee County Health Department (SCHD) released location data by zip code. We have included some city names to give you the general idea of where positive cases have been confirmed.

48414 (Bancroft), 48418 (Byron), 48429 (Durand), 48436 (Gaines), 48460 (New Lothrop), 48817 (Corunna), 48848 (Laingsburg), 48857 (Morrice), 48866 (Ovid), 48867 (Owosso), 48872 (Perry)

There have been 1,163 specimens collected with 944 negative results returned.

After today's update, there are now 31,424 confirmed cases in the state and 2,391 persons have died due to COVID-19 related illness.

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Update 4/19/2020

Eastern Michigan University students and professors are working to support the frontline by making masks and other personal protective equipment.  An EMU alumni group called GameAbove is providing the resources.

A Muskegon school's virtual class was disrupted by a Zoom bomber.  Inappropriate images were shared by an unknown person in the Holton High School online class.

Some Northern Michigan sheriffs say they will not "strictly" enforce Governor Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order because, as one sheriff told Fox News, "it's a bridge too far."

A survey by the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators reveals that at least 300,000 of the state's students do not have internet or a computer.

No prisoners will be given early release due to COVID-19, Governor Whitmer announced in an afternoon press conference on Friday.  The ACLU of Michigan has urged the release of elderly and immunocompromised inmates.

The Eaton Rapids and Swartz Creek locations of Rite Aid are now self-swab COVID-19 testing facilities.  Rite Aid also added a Detroit area testing facility, in Macomb.  The testing locations open Monday April 20th.

13 residents of a Clio nursing home have died due to COVID-19.  23 residents and 23 employees of Maple Woods Manor have tested positive.

Northern Michigan food pantries are getting a protein boost thanks to the sale of gift cards at some area businesses.  20% of gift card sales at Red Ginger or Buritt's Fresh Market in Traverse City will buy chicken and ground beef for the nonprofits.