coronavirus

State reports 4,326 new COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths since Monday

BY: - August 25, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 937,720 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,161 have died from the virus — an additional 4,326 cases and 38 deaths since Monday. The new numbers combine Tuesday and Wednesday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 2,163 […]

Stress, fatigue and fading hopes of ‘normalcy’ as Michigan surpasses 20K COVID deaths

BY: and - August 17, 2021

Just over 17 months ago in March 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the first case of COVID-19 had made its way into Michigan — kickstarting a period of uncertainty, change, hardships and a unified desire for “normalcy.” Now, the deadly virus has infected 922,687 Michiganders in total. The state hit the grim milestone of […]

State reports 91 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths 

BY: - June 22, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 893,582 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,662 have died from the virus — an additional 91 cases and 15 deaths since Monday. The deaths announced include eight that were identified during a vital records review, which is carried […]

Harris to make 1st trip to Michigan since Election Day

BY: - June 22, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Detroit on Monday, the White House announced Tuesday. Harris last appeared in Michigan on Election Day last year for get out the vote efforts in Detroit. As president, Joe Biden has visited the Portage Pfizer facility and a Ford plant in Dearborn. Harris will be encouraging people […]

Whitmer announces plan to expand tuition-free college for 22K more Michiganders 

BY: - June 22, 2021

Tonesia Nesbitt, a Wayne County Community College District honors student, on Tuesday offered thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the opportunity to help her fulfill her career dream.  “I cannot express the bridge of troubled waters that I was facing,” said Nesbitt, a single parent whose daughter was born with multiple medical needs. “Without the […]

Bills you may have missed, from vaccine incentives to regulating meat substitutes

BY: - June 22, 2021

Michigan residents could claim a $100 tax credit for getting a COVID-19 vaccine and driver’s licenses would be extended under bills recently introduced in the Michigan Legislature. Those are just two of the bills members of the House and Senate introduced in June on topics ranging from vaccines to broadband internet access to budgets. Republicans […]

Michigan reports 327 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

BY: - June 21, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 893,491 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,647 have died from the virus — an additional 327 cases and 35 deaths since Friday. The new numbers combine Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s recorded cases and deaths, as DHHS does not […]

COMMENTARY

Column: The Legislature needs to strengthen unemployment insurance, not weaken it

BY: - June 21, 2021

COVID-altered life in Michigan continues to reveal the inadequacy of many of our state’s social policies and safety net systems, and a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) demonstrates how Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance policies are falling short in providing an adequate and effective safety net for unemployed workers. The Michigan Legislature […]

State reports 162 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

BY: - June 18, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 893,164 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,612 have died from the virus — an additional 162 cases and 14 deaths since Thursday. DHHS also reports that an additional 104,985 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]

Whitmer to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday as case numbers trend downward

BY: - June 17, 2021

All COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masks will come to an end early next week, 10 days ahead of schedule, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, both indoor and outdoor settings may increase capacity back to 100% and residents will no longer be required to wear a face mask. Whitmer said the early […]

Whitmer recognizes state essential workers

BY: - June 17, 2021

The last 15 months have been tough for Denise Bonds, a health care worker at Detroit Medical Center. She battled COVID-19 for three weeks during that period and witnessed a co-worker forced to do the same. “We are more than our jobs,” said Bonds on Thursday. “We are human beings…We want to be appreciated for […]

State reports 79 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

BY: - June 16, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 892,830 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 19,578 have died from the virus — an additional 79 cases and four deaths since Tuesday. DHHS also reports that an additional 104,986 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]