ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, March 18, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on March 18, 2020 at 8:19 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on March 18, 2020 at 8:19 p.m. (WDIV)

Metro Detroit nurse voices concerns as she cares for coronavirus (COVID-19) patient

DETROIT – Medical professionals are often on the front lines of stressful situations, but many have never experienced anything like what is happening with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kenisha Barkai is a nurse at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. She said she has a coronavirus patient she is directly caring for and another person whose test is pending.

Michigan officials: State has at least 30 more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing total to 110

4 Fast Facts

  • Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Kris Durham is under quarantine in Italy as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Click here to read more.
  • The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days. Click here to read more.
  • Coronavirus testing is being processed onsite at Beaumont on a limited basis. Click here to read more.
  • Unemployment filings spiked in Michigan a week after local businesses laid off staff in response to mass social isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus at Detroit Metro Airport

An employee at Detroit Metro Airport has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Wayne County Airport Authority. The positive case is in a ramp employee who works for a service provider of a carrier in the North Terminal, officials said.

US, Canada close border

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the United States agreed to close the border to “non-essential traffic,” but there are questions about what that means. The president said the border would be closed with the exception of trade, but traffic has been flowing between the countries.

Plant shut downs

Detroit’s big three automakers -- Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, announced Wednesday that they will shut down plants due to coronavirus concerns.

COVID-19 in Metro Detroit

Michigan health officials have confirmed more than 60 cases of COVID-19 in the state. A good percentage of those cases are in Metro Detroit.

Coronavirus scammers

The coronavirus pandemic has people across the state of Michigan worrying about their health, and now, scammers are adding an extra concern to the mix. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a warning about scammers trying to take advantage of the situation and target residents’ financial and personal information.

Coronavirus death

A man being held at a Wayne County hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, health officials said. He is the first confirmed coronavirus death in the state of Michigan.

Officials said the man was in his 50s and had other underlying medical conditions. He died early Wednesday morning at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County, according to health officials.

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