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View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on March 13, 2020 at 8:50 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on March 13, 2020 at 8:50 p.m. (WDIV)

Gov. Whitmer ‘strongly considering all actions’ to stop spread of COVID-19 in Michigan

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is “strongly considering all actions” to slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge statewide.

“Right now, my team and I are following the numbers closely and strongly considering all actions that we can take to keep Michiganders safe,” Whitmer said.

Michigan coronavirus cases up to 236,225; Death toll now at 7,811

4 Fast Facts

  • A couple was arrested by Farmington Hills police Wednesday, accused of breaking into about 30 businesses across Metro Detroit. Click here to read more.
  • The White Lake Township Police Department has a plan to help keep packages safe by offering their front porch. Click here to read more.
  • The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) will shift from face-to-face learning to online learning starting Monday, Nov. 16. Click here to read more.
  • Prostate cancer survivor Dr. Isaac Powell has treated thousands of cancer patients and has decades of research experience. Click here to read more.

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COVID-19 exhaustion at Michigan hospitals: ‘We got through first surge on adrenaline, now it’s a marathon’

Michigan hospital leaders are worried about health care workers becoming exhausted by eight months of battling COVID-19 as hospitals start to fill up with patients once again. As state officials announce 6,000 new COVID-19 cases daily in Michigan, hospitalizations are starting to trend in wrong direction. During a virtual discussion with the presidents and CEOS of major Michigan health systems, the most pressing concern isn’t space, but staff availability.

Clinton Township voting error caused by Macomb County clerk, city clerk says

The city clerk in Clinton Township is blaming Macomb County for 10 voters who cast ballots this year but died before the election. Michigan state law is clear. If someone dies before 8 p.m. on Election Day, their vote does not count. In Clinton Township, it turns out 10 people who cast their ballots but died before the election had their votes counted because the deaths weren’t reported.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.