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The body of one of two men who went missing after a boat capsized in the Detroit River near Grosse Ile about 7:30 p.m. Sunday has been found.
Officials said 14 people were originally onboard the boat when it turned over. Twelve were saved by a boater who saw everything happening.
Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate Tuesday night, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining together in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign to oust President Donald Trump.
Robert Bashara, a former Rotary Club president in suburban Detroit who was convicted of arranging his wife’s murder, has died, more than five years after he was sentenced to life in prison.
Michigan State University is asking undergraduate students who planned to live on campus to stay home and take their classes remotely due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Any classes that were in person or hybrid will be transitioned for remote learning.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will provide an update Wednesday on the state’s handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
For more than two months, the 11 million residents of Wuhan endured a strict lockdown as coronavirus raced around the city in central China. Now, some are letting loose en masse at rocking nighttime pool parties at a popular amusement park chain.
Gym goers and owners alike have been longing for the day they can return to breaking a sweat amid the pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently hinted at gyms possibly opening back up at limited capacity.
Pope Francis on Wednesday warned against any prospect that rich people would get priority for a coronavirus vaccine.
“The pandemic has laid bare the difficult situation of the poor and the great inequality that reigns in the world,” the pope said in his speech. “And the virus, while it doesn’t make exceptions among persons, has found in its path, devastating, great inequalities and discrimination.”
The state of Michigan is joining other states in suing the U.S. Postal Service over service changes. A lawsuit was in the works Tuesday in federal court in Washington state, although Postmaster General Louis DeJoy also announced that he was suspending certain changes until after the fall election.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 93,662 as of Tuesday, including 6,340 deaths, state officials report.
Tuesday’s update represents 477 new cases and 15 additional deaths, seven as a result of a Vital Records review. On Monday, the state totals were 93,185 cases and 6,325 deaths.
New cases have plateaued in the last two weeks, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4 percent. The state reported its highest one-day testing total with more than 41,000 diagnostic tests on Aug. 12.
Hospitalizations have increased slightly, but remain considerably lower than in April.
Here’s a look at more of the data: