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) (Uncredited)

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

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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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