Michigan third in nation for coronavirus, last for data about patients

April 6, 2020 | Mike Wilkinson, Riley Beggin

Unlike other states, Michigan doesn’t release information about coronavirus recoveries, patients on ventilators or in intensive care. Michigan is tied with six other states in releasing the least data, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

Coronavirus Tracker: Cases surge to 18,970 as death toll reaches 845

April 7, 2020 | Bridge Staff in Michigan Health Watch

Coronavirus is now a global pandemic. This continuously updated post includes Michigan's confirmed cases, maps of locations, what the state is doing to contain the spread, and expert suggestions on how you can stay safe.

Coronavirus has Michigan funeral homes stretched thin, fearing safety

April 7, 2020 | Ashley Wong in Michigan Health Watch

Michigan funeral homes are running low on protective gear and N95 masks, forcing some to take drastic measures. One home says it may stop taking bodies altogether, while others have stopped embalming bodies.

Some in masks, Michigan lawmakers extend Whitmer authority amid coronavirus

April 7, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting in Michigan Government

State lawmakers answered screening questions, had their temperature checked and some wore masks in the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday as they extended Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency authority to battle the coronavirus through April 30.

What Michigan is doing to combat coronavirus, a timeline

April 7, 2020 | David Wilkins in Michigan Health Watch

Tracing COVID-19 from the first cases in Wuhan, China to more than 17,000 confirmed Michigan cases and 700 deaths by Monday morning. Bridge highlights the dizzying pace of executive orders, economic upheaval and the heartbreaking human toll.

Tuesday Coronavirus Q&A: Census workers, remote work and child support guidance

April 7, 2020 | Bridge Staff in Michigan Health Watch

Am I eligible for unemployment? Do I have to pay child support? What happens to the money in my HSA?  Bridge answers these questions and many more in a feature to address the rapidly evolving health threat.

Beaumont has 1,500 workers with coronavirus symptoms, including 500 nurses

April 6, 2020 | Robin Erb in Michigan Health Watch

The numbers at Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest hospital system, are the latest reminder of the dangers facing hospital workers in metro Detroit.

RV owners, a Michigan nurse, and the coronavirus that brought them together

April 6, 2020 | Ron French in Quality of Life

She’s caring for those with coronavirus. They were looking for a way to pitch in. The pandemic is bringing out the best in Michiganders.

Detroit hospital: 734 employees have tested positive for coronavirus

April 6, 2020 | Kelly House in Michigan Health Watch

Henry Ford is among several metro Detroit hospitals struggling to respond to a major influx of COVID-19 patients. As the virus threatens its capacity, Henry Ford is likely to request volunteers from other hospitals.

Intensive care nurse in Flint dies of the coronavirus

April 6, 2020 | Robin Erb, Ashley Wong in Michigan Health Watch

The latest death underscores the danger and anxiety for health care workers on Michigan’s front lines as the virus spreads through the state.

Nurses say Detroit hospital told them to leave after coronavirus protest

April 6, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, Robin Erb in Michigan Health Watch

Night-shift nurses staged a protest at the hospital over heavy patient caseloads that they said were dangerous. Hospital officials asked the nurses to leave, they said.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says COVID-19 antibody test could help reopen economy

April 6, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting in Michigan Government

Michigan’s governor wants to identify residents who have recovered from the coronavirus to help plan when to reopen the economy. The state also will begin publishing recovery data, as Whitmer comes under scrutiny over transparency.

At 98, a pilot who fought the Nazis urges unity against the coronavirus

April 5, 2020 | Bob Campbell in Michigan Health Watch

Benjamin Rollason finds common themes in the bombs that German planes dropped on his childhood home near Birmingham, England and an invisible virus that has families huddled inside their homes.