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Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know June 15, 2020

Michigan COVID-19 data as of June 14, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 data as of June 14, 2020. (WDIV)

It has been about three months since the state of Michigan began shutting down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has swept the United States.

The state’s stay-at-home order went into effect on March 23 and was lifted June 1. Michigan is now reopening in phases. Restaurants and retail businesses have been allowed to resume under safety restrictions. People can gather outside in groups of up to 100 people. Outdoor fitness classes and athletic events are allowed, as long as social distancing practices are followed.

What to know: A closer look at when you need to wear a mask outdoors

Hair salons, spas, massage therapy and more to reopen today

And now people can head back to the hair stylist or barber. Hair, nail and massage businesses across the state of Michigan will be allowed to reopen.

From plexiglass at the front desk to social distancing reminders -- a trip to the salon will look different. But it’s a step toward normalcy in a state that was hit very hard and swiftly by the virus in March and April.

Read more: List of Michigan pandemic executive orders that are still active

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 60,064; Death toll now at 5,772

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 60,064 as of Monday, including 5,772 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s total represents an increase of 74 cases and two additional deaths. Sunday’s total was 59,990 confirmed cases and 5,770 deaths.

New cases and deaths continue to slow in Michigan, along with hospitalizations. Testing continues to ramp up, with an average of more than 15,000 per day in the last two weeks.

Michigan has reported 44,964 COVID-19 recoveries. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 9,300 as of Sunday

Related: Study finds Michigan governor’s aggressive coronavirus restrictions may have saved lives

Here’s a look at the data in Michigan:

Summer camps in Michigan following strict distancing guidelines

Overnight summer camps are now allowed to operate in Michigan. Camps are expected to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines with many unable to start for several weeks.

At the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, which runs some of the region’s largest overnight camps, preparations were already underway to reopen day camps by June 22 and overnight camps by the middle of July.

“The children will have fun but they’re going to have fun in new ways,” YMCA Senior Vice President of Marketing Latitia McCree said.

More: Reopening Michigan updates

Michigan stores required to start accepting bottle returns June 15

All supermarkets with bottle return machines are required to start accepting returns by June 15, but earlier this month the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced Friday that stores could start doing so immediately.


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