Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds coronavirus briefing June 17, 2020

In this Monday, June 1, 2020, photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer lifted Michigan's nearly 10-week coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on outdoor gatherings while keeping social-distancing rules intact. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
In this Monday, June 1, 2020, photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer lifted Michigan's nearly 10-week coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on outdoor gatherings while keeping social-distancing rules intact. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a briefing on the state’s ongoing response to coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday morning.

This event has ended.

Gov. Whitmer had previously stated her goal to move the state to Phase 5 by the Fourth of July.

COVID-19 cases have continued to slow in Michigan. At its peak at the beginning of April, Michigan was reporting more than 1,500 cases a day. The state reported 74 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, June 15, and has not had a daily case count of more than 300 since May 31.


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