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Published 4/10/2020
4:21pm

While Residents Grapple With New Restrictions, Michigan Counts Highest COVID-19 Deaths-Per-Day In Past 24 Hours

New Data from Shiawassee County Includes Cases By Zip Code

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The State of Michigan has released its latest round of data and it's grim.  In the most recent 24 hour period (10am April 9th 2020 to 10am April 10th 2020) the state reports 205 deaths due to COVID-19 -- the most ever in a single day in Michigan.

This brings the total number of deaths in Michigan to 1,281.  The total number of cases now in Michigan is 22,783.

In Shiawassee County, the case total has risen to 36, after the Shiawassee County Health Department revealed a cluster of COVID-19 cases among eight employees at Durand Senior Care & Rehab.

But the county, for the first time, is releasing location data for all cases, revealing that Coronavirus has reached just about every part of Shiawassee 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)

SCHD now says 17 males and 19 females, ranging in age from 15 to 81, are affected.  The department also says 11 COVID patients in Shiawassee County have recovered.

On Thursday April 9th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the state's "Stay Home. Stay Safe." Executive Order and added additional restrictions that have ruffled feathers for some.

Some lawmakers are now appealing to the Governor to amend some of the additional restrictions.  Meanwhile, a petition at Change.org calling for a recall of the Governor has now topped 25,000 signatures.

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Update 4/5/2020

Benteler Automotive Corporation in West Michigan will lay off 1,000 employees.  The company notified the state of the temporary layoffs due to global impacts on the supply chain.

Cease and desist letters were sent to three non-essential Upper Peninsula businesses for remaining open when only essential businesses should be open.  Auto Credit Center, Grow Masters Indoor & Outdoor Gardening Supplies and Holy Smokes Tobacco Shop, all in Menominee County, were hand-delivered the letters by Michigan State Police.

Michigan State University is launching virtual courses aimed at anyone interested in gardening.  The Cabin Fever Conversations series features a different guest speaker each week.

Meijer is now conducting health-screenings of employees before each shift.  The West Michigan-based retailer joins other companies taking extra steps to keep employees and customers safe.

The Treasury Department has announced that Social Security recipients will automatically receive the direct payment being made to Americans as part of the CARES Act, Congressman John Moolenaar said, noting that he supported the initiative. Social Security recipients who normally do not file a tax return, do not need to file one to receive the payment.

Lansing Police are asking for help locating a missing teen.  Demasio Nino Perez is 14 years old, 6'1 and 155 pounds, police say, and was reported as a runaway/missing person last seen in the 500 block of Riley Street in Lansing.  He was wearing black and grey sweatpants and a grey t-shirt.  Call 517-483-4600 with information.

Saginaw parks and playgrounds have closed to vehicle access effective immediately.  Anyone wishing to utilize a city park will have to enter on foot until further notice.

The MHSAA has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 winter and sports seasons.  This marks the first year since 1942-1943 that finals will not be played.  World War II forced the cancellation of many final sporting events.

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