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Published 3/22/2020

Michigan Tops 1,000 Coronavirus Cases

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The State of Michigan has announced that the total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Michigan is 1,035 as of 10am Sunday.  The data, reported Sunday afternoon, confirms the Saturday evening report from that there are now 8 confirmed Coronavirus deaths in the state as well.

Meanwhile,, a website tracking COVID-19 data across the world, now lists 11 deaths in Michigan, and lists Michigan as the U.S. state with the fifth highest number of cases, behind California (1,555), Washington (1,793), New Jersey (1,914) and New York (15,801).

The total number of confirmed cases worldwide according to Worldometers is 335,403 and the total number of deaths is 14,611; a 4.35 percent death rate.

The U.S. currently has the third highest case count (32,356) behind Italy (59,138) and China (81,054).  There have been 414 Coronavirus deaths in the United States.

The U.S. has the greatest number of new confirmed cases in the world today, at 8,149.  There are 5,560 new cases in Italy and 3,107 in Spain.

( data updated 3/22/2020 5:41pm EDT.)

Back closer to home, there are cases in all the counties that surround Shiawassee.  Here are the latest counts:

Clinton 2
Genesee 14
Ingham 11
Livingston 8
Saginaw 2

There are no cases in Gratiot county, which is adjacent to Shiawassee county.

Reports from the state have generally shown the virus impacting men and women nearly equally, but Sunday's report shows an exact 50-50 split.

While the age group most impacted by the virus in Michigan is persons aged 60 to 69 (20%), nearly 40% of those impacted in Michigan are between the ages of 40 and 59.

Shortly after data in Michigan was released, Ohio's Governor announced a stay-at-home order in that state beginning Monday night and continuing for two weeks.



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Update 3/22/2020

Art Van Furniture is suspending its liquidation sales due to the COVID-19. The Warren-based retailer said Thursday that it is following guidance by public health authorities. 

Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and Twelve Oaks in Novi will close their doors through at least March 29th. The owner of both malls, Taubman Centers, is closing down nearly all of its malls nationwide. 

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is helping kids stay busy at home during school closures. The museum is closed, but its online portal to fun and activities is open.

An aging bridge in Detroit over I-94 is closed for repairs until Sunday. The Cass Avenue bridge between West Palmer and Antoinette has been shut down by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

Operations at Flint Assembly have stopped due to concerns over the coronavirus. Employees were told Flint Assembly operations wrapped up after second shift. Flint Assembly will be back to operation March 30th. 

Ferris State University is closing all residence halls on campus as it offers online classes to students during the coronavirus outbreak. Ferris will offer remote instruction through June 1. 

Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar is keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic. He held a telephone town hall Thursday afternoon and says he’s worked on legislation to help the country and Michigan.