Morning Briefing Feb. 28, 2021: 1 killed, 2 injured in Sterling Heights house fire, barricaded situation in Royal Oak ends, US authorizes third COVID-19 vaccine

Here are this morning’s top stories

1 killed, 2 injured in Sterling Heights house fire

One person died and two were injured in a house fire that happened around 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Haff Drive in Sterling Heights.


Barricaded situation in Royal Oak ends, 34-year-old suspected gunman shot by police

A barricaded gunman situation in Royal Oak ended Saturday night when the suspected gunman was shot by police and rushed to a hospital.


J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The US is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.


Weather: Chilly Sunday morning, milder afternoon with some rain


Coronavirus in Michigan 💉

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 587,581 as of Saturday, including 15,522 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 1,156 new cases and 68 new deaths -- including 62 deaths identified during a review of records, meaning they did not occur between Friday and Saturday.

The state reported a total of 541,258 recoveries from the virus on Saturday.

State officials no longer provide coronavirus data updates on Sundays, The next update is expected Monday afternoon.

New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths have slowed. Testing has slowed in the last week, dropping to about 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate down below 4.0% as of Tuesday. Hospitalizations continue to decline over the last several weeks.

New Today: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Feb. 28, 2021

Here’s a look at more of the data:


More Local News Headlines

National and World Headlines

Sports Headlines ⚾🏀🏈🏒⚽



About the Author: