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Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds coronavirus news conference

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer holds a news conference March 30, 2020 about the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. (WDIV)

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a news conference Monday morning to address the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 5,524 as of Sunday, including 132 deaths, state officials report. Dr. Khaldun said she expects that the number of cases in Michigan will peak within the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, families have been waiting to find out the state’s plan for the remainder of the school year as schools have been shut down since March 16 due to the virus outbreak. Last week, Whitmer’s office said an announcement is coming this week about “plans to ensure our seniors graduate and that no child is held back."

Whitmer said Monday that a decision will be announced later this week.

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