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Published 3/30/2020
5:18pm

Michigan Now Has Fourth Most Coronavirus Cases, On The Heels of California

More Than One Million Specimens Tested -- More Than Any Other Country, Officials Say

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More than one million specimens have been tested in the United States, more than any other country, it was announced during President Trump's daily White House Coronavirus briefing on Monday.

Today, Worldometers.info elevates Michigan into the number four slot of U.S. states with the most Coronavirus cases.  The Monday afternoon State of Michigan update added more than 1,000 additional cases to the case total, now at 6,498.  California currently reports 6,528 cases.  That means that today Michigan is just 30 cases from having the third highest number of cases in the country, behind New York and New Jersey.

Shiawassee County confirms 8 Coronavirus cases.  

Today there are 159,689 cases in the United States and nearly 3,000 deaths.  In the briefing on Sunday, President Trump acknowledged that the country is still on the upswing of COVID-19 cases and, best case scenario, the U.S. will likely realize 100,000 fatalities as a result of the virus.

There are presently no reported Coronavirus-related deaths in Shiawassee County.

There are now 184 deaths in the state of Michigan.


Latest Nearby Numbers

Clinton... 19 cases
Genesee... 150 cases, 7 deaths
Gratiot... 3 cases
Ingham... 73 cases
Livingston... 64 cases, 2 deaths
Saginaw... 36 cases
Shiawassee... 8 cases


Latest Update from Shiawassee County Emergency Operations Center

• 4:15 PM: 8 confirmed cases in Shiawassee County 

• 4:16 PM: 6,498 cases statewide 

• 4:16 PM: 184 deaths statewide 

• Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. We want to reinforce that people should be taking all recommended prevention measures. 

• If you have questions related to COVID-19 or are in need, please call 989-743-2460 available Monday – Friday from 9AM-4PM. 

• Information will be shared as it comes available

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Update 3/29/2020

General Motors says it will be ready to ship ventilators as soon as next month.  The auto manufacturer announced on Friday that it will build the ventilators at its Kokomo Indiana plant and Level 1 surgical masks at its Warren Michigan plant.

Governor Whitmer isn't stepping up, according to President Donald Trump.  The President recently issued criticism of Michigan's leadership as the White House weighs a request by the state for federal aid.

High water in the Great Lakes will affect everyone in the state, officials are advising.  Heading into spring, the lakes are full and many of Michigan's beaches are already vanishing due to extreme weather and climate change.

Students in Michigan will likely not return to class this school year, Governor Whitmer told Detroit radio station WWJ-AM.  Presently, schools are closed through April 13th.

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto I-94 in Detroit on Friday morning.  It happened in the early morning hours and closed that section of the freeway.  By afternoon, much of the bridge had already been removed.

East Lansing's Wharton Center has cancelled its Young Playwrights Festival originally planned for May 9th due to Coronavirus.

Some Genesee County inmates are being released in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Sheriff Chris Swanson said the release of the nonviolent inmates, based on guidance from Gvernor Whitmer, is an effort to decrease the facility population.

A Muskegon man who fell through ice at Pere Marquette Park in late February perished.  A body recently pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as 30 year old Ramal Roby.