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

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

April 7, 2020 | Bridge Staff

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.

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

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

April 7, 2020 | Bridge Staff

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.

Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis

Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis

April 7, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Do you need help with food or cash through this coronavirus crisis? Want to know where to go to help?  We have a list of Michigan resources. 

What Michigan is doing to combat coronavirus, a timeline

What Michigan is doing to combat coronavirus, a timeline

April 7, 2020 | David Wilkins

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.

Opinion | Keeping Michigan schools closed is a devastating, necessary move

Opinion | Keeping Michigan schools closed is a devastating, necessary move

April 7, 2020 | Eve Kaltz, Russ Pickell

Guest Commentary: Medical experts have made it clear that putting children back into crowded classrooms and hallways puts them at risk, two Michigan superintendents write.

Opinion | Flattening the curve is not a winning strategy. Michigan must attack.

Opinion | Flattening the curve is not a winning strategy. Michigan must attack.

April 7, 2020 | Larry Buege

Guest Commentary: A retired physician's assistant and Yooper has several suggestions on how to help both peninsulas protect and heal from COVID-19.

Some in masks, Michigan lawmakers extend Whitmer authority amid coronavirus

Some in masks, Michigan lawmakers extend Whitmer authority amid coronavirus

April 7, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

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.

Coronavirus has Michigan funeral homes stretched thin, fearing safety

Coronavirus has Michigan funeral homes stretched thin, fearing safety

April 7, 2020 | Ashley Wong

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.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer: I’m trying to be transparent about coronavirus data

Michigan Gov. Whitmer: I’m trying to be transparent about coronavirus data

April 7, 2020 | Riley Beggin, Jonathan Oosting

Gretchen Whitmer says hospital data are slowly improving about the coronavirus and blames a lack of funding for jammed phone lines for those trying to file for unemployment.

Despite brutal day, signs of hope in Michigan’s coronavirus curve

Despite brutal day, signs of hope in Michigan’s coronavirus curve

April 7, 2020 | Mike Wilkinson, Louis Aguilar, Riley Beggin

COVID-19 cases spiked yet again statewide on Tuesday, but Detroit’s rate is beginning to slow — and Michigan’s curve is looking less like that of New York by the day.

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

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

April 6, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

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.

Nurses say Detroit hospital told them to leave after coronavirus protest

Nurses say Detroit hospital told them to leave after coronavirus protest

April 6, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, Robin Erb

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.

Intensive care nurse in Flint dies of the coronavirus

Intensive care nurse in Flint dies of the coronavirus

April 6, 2020 | Robin Erb, Ashley Wong

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

Detroit hospital: 734 employees have tested positive for coronavirus

Detroit hospital: 734 employees have tested positive for coronavirus

April 6, 2020 | Kelly House

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.

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

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

April 6, 2020 | Ron French

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.

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

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.

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

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

April 6, 2020 | Robin Erb

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

Inside Michigan hospitals, a ‘crushingly hard’ week in coronavirus fight

Inside Michigan hospitals, a ‘crushingly hard’ week in coronavirus fight

April 5, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, Robin Erb

In the toughest week yet in Michigan's fight against coronavirus, hospital workers share their fears, anxieties and triumphs of treating patients and ensuring they don't bring the highly contagious virus home to their loved ones. "You don't know what you're walking into, and you don't know if you'll be able to walk away without being sick, yourself," one says.

Opinion | Reducing youth incarceration can help curtail spread of coronavirus

Opinion | Reducing youth incarceration can help curtail spread of coronavirus

April 5, 2020 | Mary King

As a society, we have a shared responsibility to take care of our young people, especially during such a dangerous and unprecedented global pandemic. Because kids who get in trouble are still kids. 

Opinion | Hate has no home in Michigan, especially in coronavirus crisis

Opinion | Hate has no home in Michigan, especially in coronavirus crisis

April 5, 2020 | Padma Kuppa, Stephanie Chang

The virus does not have a race or ethnicity. We cannot let fear during this uncertain time turn people toward prejudice and hate.

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