Oakland County

Michigan sees COVID-19 deaths almost double in a day

BY: - March 25, 2020

Forty-three people have now died of COVID-19 in Michigan — up from 24 reported on Tuesday.  A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. Information can be found on the DHHS website or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention website. There are […]

What happens behind closed doors? Social isolation during COVID-19 endangers domestic abuse survivors.

BY: - March 24, 2020

People in Michigan and across the country are following health officials’ warnings and staying home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, behind closed doors, domestic and sexual violence survivors might be in greater danger, shut in with their abusers. If you or someone you know needs help, here are some resources: Safe House Center 24/7 […]

Michigan reports 787 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

BY: - March 21, 2020

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, there are now almost 790 positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, although state officials believe the actual number of cases is much higher. That count is a 238-case increase from Friday morning, and comes with the addition of two more deaths since then; one in Oakland County Friday evening and […]

4th person in Michigan dies of coronavirus

BY: - March 21, 2020

A 50-year-old Oakland County resident has died of COVID-19, the disease from a new coronavirus, the Oakland County Health Division reported Friday night. A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. Information can be found on the DHHS website or the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

New: 334 cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan, 3 deaths*

BY: - March 19, 2020

Updated, 6:15 p.m. 3/19/20 with updated numbers from the state The number of known positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan skyrocketed to 334* cases by Thursday evening, according to adjusted figures released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). There have been three deaths. On Wednesday, the state reported 80 known cases […]

3 Michigan coronavirus deaths reported, all in metro Detroit

BY: - March 19, 2020

Three people in Michigan have died due to COVID-19.  The first death reported was a man in his 50s at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County. McLaren Oakland Hospital also reported a death on Wednesday, a woman in her 50s. An 81-year-old patient died on Wednesday at Henry Ford Hospital.  A statewide coronavirus hotline is […]

COVID-19 impact: Some jobless benefits extended; gyms, movie theaters, other businesses shut down

BY: - March 16, 2020

Some Michiganders won’t have to worry about how they’ll afford to feed their families or keep the lights on.   That’s due to new action from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday. She signed two new executive orders in response to COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. One will temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits […]

‘It has moved into Michigan’: Whitmer declares state of emergency over 2 coronavirus cases 

BY: - March 10, 2020

Shortly after reports that the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) had been detected in the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a last-minute press conference Tuesday evening declaring a state of emergency in Michigan. “I have signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in order to maximize our efforts and assist […]

Detroit Institute of Arts levy winning, so far

BY: - March 10, 2020

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) millage renewal appears to be on its way to passing, scoring large 2-to-1 vote margins in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, with less than 50% of precincts counted. “While we are not ready to declare victory at this moment, the initial results from Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties all […]

Whitmer creates task forces to tackle coronavirus

BY: - March 3, 2020

While Michigan has yet to see a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19), special task forces are being created to prevent the spread of the disease if it were to appear in the state.  Local and state-level health organizations have also highlighted their teamwork when it came down to testing what turned out to be a […]

Whitmer briefed by Pence on coronavirus 

BY: - March 2, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer participated in a nationwide Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing with Vice President Mike Pence, other state governors and health officials on Sunday night, according to Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown. President Donald Trump has named Pence as the leader of the COVID-19 task force. According to the World Health Organization, there have been 89,527 […]


Susan J. Demas: What the national media keep missing about Michigan in 2020

BY: - February 10, 2020

“So I should go to Macomb County, right?” That’s the blue-collar metro Detroit area many analysts credit for Donald Trump’s surprise 2016 Michigan win. Ever since then, it’s been the subject of endless diner safari stories from folks whose only previous time in Michigan was a 90-minute layover at Detroit Metro airport. As the 2020 […]