ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 24, 2020

Here are this morning’s top stories


Happening today 🌅

CDC releases new coronavirus guidelines for schools

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidelines for schools preparing to reopen amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This the first time the CDC has updated these guidelines since the spring, and they are making it clear that the goal is to reopen K-12 schools to in-person learning in the fall.

Read the full story here.

Portion of Westland under boil water advisory

A portion of Westland is under a boil water advisory due to a loss of pressure in parts of the city’s water supply. It’s possible that bacterial contamination may have occurred in the water system.

Read what to do here.

From yesterday 🌃

2 Detroit summer school students test positive for COVID-19

A judge has ordered that all Detroit summer school students must get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) amid ongoing protests against schools resuming in-person learning during the pandemic. So far, 274 students have been tested -- and two have tested positive.

Read the full story here.

Siblings of 10-year-old killed in Warren shooting speak out

A family is mourning the loss of 10-year-old Orran Baugh. The boy died from being shot in the chest in Warren on Thursday.

See the full story here.

Man suspected in shooting of 4 teens in Detroit killed in officer-involved shooting

Detroit police had been actively searching for the shooter from a Detroit house party Sunday that left four teens hospitalized. On Thursday evening, officers located the suspect and initiated a chase -- and the suspect’s vehicle collided with police cars during the pursuit.

Read the full report here.

Trending 📈

💰 Harper Woods man accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from MGM Detroit

Federal officials say 55-year-old John Christopher Colletti targeted Casino VIPs and was successful in stealing nearly $100,000 from MGM Detroit. Colletti reportedly donned prosthetics and, in some cases, full face masks, and used props to appear like an elderly man as he ripped off casinos.

Read the full report here.

🖐🏽 Update: FDA expands ‘toxic’ hand sanitizers recall

The FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination.

See the recall list here.

Coronavirus in Michigan 🦠

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 75,947; Death toll now at 6,148

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 75,947 as of Thursday, including 6,148 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update represents 699 new cases and seven additional deaths, including six as a result of the state’s ongoing review of “vital records” and testing data. Wednesday’s totals were 75,248 confirmed cases and 6,141 total deaths.

The number of COVID-19 hospital inpatients in Michigan has been steadily increasing since the beginning of July. However, the volume is far lower than it was in April when Michigan reported nearly 4,000 COVID-19 inpatients.

On July 21, Michigan reported 500 inpatients at hospitals, the highest number since June 4 (50). That number receded to 493 inpatients on July 22.

Michigan has reported 55,162 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 14,600 as of Thursday.

Here’s a look at more of the data:

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Metro Detroit weather forecast for July 24, 2020 -- morning update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for July 24, 2020 -- morning update

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