Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know June 16, 2020

Michigan COVID-19 data June 16, 2020. (WDIV)

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.

Here’s a look at the data in Michigan:

General Motors CEO Mary Barra promises full production by the end of June

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s been a rough year for most businesses and the auto industry is doing its best to recover.

On Monday evening, General Motors CEO Mary Barra did an expansive “fireside chat” with the Automotive Press Association.

Barra said she expects the auto industry to take a big sales hit. Roughly three million units won’t get built and sold compared to last year. That’s going to add up industry-wide to billions of dollars. But that doesn’t mean things are bleak -- despite shareholder concerns, Barra remains upbeat.

Michigan requires tests, says 32% of deaths from nursing homes

Michigan's health department on Monday mandated coronavirus testing of all nursing home residents and staff after reporting the deaths of nearly 2,000 residents tied to the facilities — about a third of all COVID-19 deaths across the state.

Director Robert Gordon’s order requires initial universal testing. Also, all new or returning residents have to be tested, and there must be weekly testing of all residents and staff in a home with any cases until 14 days after the last positive result.

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.