Morning Briefing Feb. 5, 2022: Man dealing with symptoms more than a year after getting COVID; Potholes on US-23

Here are this morning’s top stories

‘I’m not getting better’: Man still dealing with symptoms more than a year after getting COVID

Doctors at Henry Ford say now is not the time to let up on COVID precautions.

“We tried to do as much as we could, but we ended up getting it, and, for me, it never went away,” Jeff Whitmer said.

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Drivers frustrated with potholes along US-23 near Ann Arbor

It’s pothole season across Metro Detroit. Many roads already in disrepair only saw that problem exacerbated by snowplows this week, including US-23.

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Why did it take 2 years for the Wayne County Morgue to identify a man’s remains when his ID was found with him?

Why did it take two years for the Wayne County Morgue to positively identify a man’s remains when his ID was found near him?

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Oxford Strong initiative raises more than $220,000 for shooting victims

Schools all across Michigan are taking time to lift up the Oxford Community. They’re doing it by asking students, parents and staff to wear Oxford Strong t-shirts, with 80% of the proceeds going directly to Oxford High School.

Learn more here.

Detroit ignores calls to get water shut off after pipe bursts in home, leading to major damage

A mistake made by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department caused major damage in a Detroit woman’s home.

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Weather forecast: Cold Saturday with some afternoon sun

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 9,805 new cases of COVID-19 and 209 virus-related deaths Friday -- an average of 4,902.5 cases over a two-day period -- the lowest daily case count since Dec. 20, 2021. The deaths announced Friday include 155 that were identified during a Vital Records review.

Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 2,009,221, including 30,379 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,999,416 cases and 30,170 deaths, as of Wednesday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.