Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s where we stand today

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Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 29,263; Death toll now at 2,093

DETROIT – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 29,263 as of Thursday, including 2,093 deaths, state officials report.

Wednesday’s total was 28,059 confirmed cases and 1,921 deaths.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on Monday that the state's case curve appears to be flattening, but that it's too early to ease up on social distancing measures.

Michigan chief medical officer Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said despite the reductions in the growth of cases, there are still many cases and deaths every day, noting that some areas of the state are seeing increases.

Whitmer, Midwest governors partner on plan to reopen regional economy

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is partnering with governors in the Midwest on a plan to reopen the region’s economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), Eric Holcomb (IN), and Andy Beshear (KY) announced that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. Read their joint statement here.

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