WATCH LIVE: Detroit mayor, health chief to discuss city’s response to COVID-19, meals for kids

DETROIT – The Detroit mayor and chief public health officer are holding a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the city’s COVID-19 cases and response efforts, including expansion of meals for children pickup locations.

  • Watch live here at 3 p.m.
  • WHO: Mayor Mike Duggan and Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair

As of Thursday, the city of Detroit’s health department is reporting 717 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths. Duggan said Thursday that 398 sworn Detroit Police Department (DPD) officers are quarantined while another civilian DPD members are quarantined. The mayor said 130 officers are expected back soon.

On Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 2,294, including 43 deaths statewide. Updated figures from the state are expected Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases total 2,856; Death toll rises to 60

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