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In photos: In one week, coronavirus upends life in Michigan

It’s hard to imagine how much has changed in one week.

Seven days ago, Michigan was packing the polls for the presidential primary and the Detroit Tigers were nearing the end of spring training in Florida.

Today, streets are empty, schools and public spaces are closed and fear has gripped the state as the public health and economic threat of the coronavirus is shaping up as a defining generational event.

The latest: Michigan coronavirus locations, updated COVID-19 news

The stock market has plunged. Thousands are at least temporarily out of work. And public health experts wonder if Michigan has enough hospital beds for the virus that has overwhelmed Italy and other nations. 

Bridge photographers have spent a week chronicling a scene that has largely played out behind closed doors.

But as it continues, we need your help. Send us your photos of how you are managing at home, what you are seeing outside and other images that tell how this resilient state is faring.

Send them to jkurth@bridgemi.com. And stay safe.

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