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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Coronavirus claims 617 lives in Michigan, showing no signs of slowing down

Posted By on Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:16 PM

The highly-contagious coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down in Michigan, which reported 77 new deaths on Sunday, bringing its total to 617. The state has averaged 71 deaths a day for the past week. Only New York and New Jersey have a higher death toll than Michigan,...

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Detroit reports deadliest day yet for coronavirus on Sunday, with 167 deaths so far

Posted By on Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Detroit reported 38 deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday — the largest daily spike so far — bringing the city’s death toll to 167. The second-highest number of deaths in a day was 21 on March 31. The total number of confirmed infections in the city rose to 4,557,...

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Detroit culture creators, you can now submit your livestream events to Metro Times' online calendar!

Posted By on Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 9:36 AM

The coronavirus pandemic and a ban on large gatherings has put Detroit's concerts, dance nights, art gallery openings, comedy sets, and other cultural events on hold, but local creatives aren't letting that stop them. Many are using technology and turning to livestreaming to perform for their followers to watch...

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Detroiters appear to defy Whitmer's stay-at-home order in social media video

Posted By and on Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 9:58 AM

A video circulating on social media in recent days shows a large group of Detroiters congregating — flouting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order calling on all Michigan residents to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The video shows a large group partying at a gas station. ...

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Michigan reports 62 new coronavirus deaths and nearly 2,000 more confirmed infections

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Michigan reported 62 new deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 479. With deaths more than doubling every four days, Michigan ranks third in the number of deaths in the U.S., behind New York and New Jersey. Top federal government officials estimated this week that...

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Whitmer order prohibits employers from disciplining employees for staying home if exposed to coronavirus

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 3:09 PM

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that prohibits employers from firing or retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or someone close to them tests positive for COVID-19 or exhibits its symptoms. The order tightens the stay-at-home rule by requiring all residents who test...

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We're drinking more during coronavirus, a lot more — but our immune systems are at risk, Michigan officials warn

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 1:19 PM

We totally get it. Times are bleak. Life is grim. Nearly two weeks into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's statewide stay-at-home order, and Michiganders are already feeling like Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas or, like, Nicolas Cage in real life singing post-divorce Prince karaoke — and they're drinking like him,...

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Uh, guys — 'Zoombombing' could result in criminal charges, Michigan AG says

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:18 AM

In the age of coronavirus, working from home is no longer a once-in-a-while luxury — for many of us, it's our new normal. And with that comes, well, a lot of distractions, which include those that can occur during a meeting while using popular video conferencing apps like Zoom....

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Violating Michigan's stay-at-home order is now a $1,000 fine

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 9:42 AM

Michigan is serious about stopping the spread of the coronavirus: violating Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order could now result in a $1,000 fine. Previously, violations of Whitmer's executive order — which called on all Michigan residents to stay at home for three weeks, except to conduct "essential" business —...

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Black people make up 12% of Michigan's population — and at least 40% of its coronavirus deaths

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 5:33 PM

The coronavirus is infecting and killing an alarming proportion of Black residents in Michigan. Black people make up 12% of Michigan's population. But of the state’s 417 coronavirus deaths, 40% are Black, 26% are white, 30% are unknown, and 4% are mixed race or other, according to data released...

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