Morning Briefing April 25, 2021: Video captures arrest of Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones, child taken in Detroit carjacking found safe, local woman scammed by fake electrical worker

Here are this morning’s top stories:

Dashcam video captures arrest of state Rep. Jewell Jones

Michigan State Police dashboard camera footage captured the recent arrest of Michigan State Representative Jewell Jones. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest after a crash on I-96 near Fowlerville.


2-month-old child taken from parents by armed carjacker found safe, Detroit police say

A 2-month-old child taken by an armed man during a carjacking that happened Saturday night in the 9300 block of East Jefferson in Detroit has been found safe, police say.


95-year-old Madison Heights woman scammed out of thousands of dollars

A 95-year-old woman was scammed by a man posing as a utility worker in Madison Heights. He pretended to work on her home and then ransacked it. She said the bracelets and chains taken were worth more than $50,000. He even stole her check book and $500 in cash.


Iraq Interior Ministry: 82 killed in Baghdad hospital fire

Iraq’s Interior Ministry said Sunday that 82 people died and 110 were injured in a catastrophic fire that broke out in the intensive care unit of a Baghdad hospital tending to severe coronavirus patients.


Weather: Cool with brighter conditions ahead on Sunday


Coronavirus in Michigan 💉

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 819,320 as of Saturday, including 17,289 deaths, state officials report.

Saturday’s update includes a total of 4,698 new cases and 121 additional deaths -- including 91 deaths identified during a review of records, meaning they did not occur between Friday and Saturday.

The state reported a total of 626,254 recoveries from the virus on Saturday.

Testing has been steady around 35,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate just below 13% as of Friday, lower than one week ago. Hospitalizations have increased over the last several weeks, now at the highest point of the pandemic.

Michigan continues to lead the nation in new COVID-19 cases. The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 4,978 on Friday -- the highest since December, but lower than two weeks ago. The 7-day death average was 55 on Friday, slightly higher than the last two weeks. The state’s fatality rate is 2.1%. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 194,500 on Friday.

More than 603,000 have recovered from the virus in Michigan.

Michigan has reported more than 6.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Friday, with 47.3% of residents having received at least one dose.

Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases

Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know April 25, 2021

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