LIVE STREAM: Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds coronavirus news briefing

More than 4,100 COVID-19 related deaths in Michigan

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will hold a coronavirus news briefing Thursday afternoon.

Gov. Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun will provide an update regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.

UPDATE: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends stay-at-home order until May 28

Watch the briefing live at 3 p.m. in the video player above. (Or follow the live chat below)

Last week, Gov. Whitmer announced the restart of construction, real estate and other outdoor businesses, which takes effect on Thursday. She also extended the state’s emergency period through May 28. Whitmer said she would offer more details on the next “wave” of reopening this week.

The rate of growth in Michigan COVID-19 cases has slowed in recent weeks, and testing has increased by more than double since early April, while the positive rate decreases.

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