Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know June 22, 2020

Michigan COVID-19 data as of June 22, 2020. (WDIV)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 61,409 as of Monday, including 5,853 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update represents 179 new cases and seven additional deaths. Sunday’s total was 61,230 confirmed cases and 5,846 deaths.

New cases and deaths continue to slow in Michigan, along with hospitalizations. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 14,000 per day in the last two weeks.

Michigan has reported 49,290 COVID-19 recoveries. The state also reports "active cases," which were listed at 6,100 as of Sunday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 622,000 have recovered in the U.S., with more than 2.2 million cases reported across the country. More than 119,000 have died in the U.S.

Here’s a look at the data in Michigan:

University of Michigan announces fall semester plans -- new dates, in-person classes, breaks canceled

The University of Michigan has announced its plans for the fall semester, including in-person and remote classes, a new academic calendar, the elimination of breaks and changes centered around preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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“I am pleased to announce that the University of Michigan plans to offer a public health-informed in-residence semester this fall,” President Mark Schlissel said.

Camping in Michigan state parks and recreation areas will resume today

Camping in Michigan state parks and recreation areas will resume Monday, June 22.

State park camping schedule:

  • Camping in Michigan state parks and recreation areas will resume June 22.
  • Sanitation stations (or dump stations) will open June 22.
  • All Michigan state forest campgrounds will open June 10.
  • Dispersed camping on state forest land is open as of Friday, May 29.
  • All overnight lodging facilities and shelters will open June 22.
  • Shelters in state parks and recreation areas will open June 22.
  • Source: DNR

Federal judge rules gyms can reopen in Michigan on June 25

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that gyms in Michigan can reopen on June 25th.

The ruling was made by U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney in the Western District of Michigan after a lawsuit was filed by the League of Independent Fitness Facilities.

The judge granted a preliminary injunction against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order that closed gyms across the state.

Read more here.

Ford to resume full production Monday -- two weeks earlier than planned

Ford Motor Company announced it will return to full production Monday, which is two weeks earlier than planned.

It’s been more than three months since Ford has operated at full capacity.

When they shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), automakers said they would ramp up slowly, cautiously and safely. That process appears to be moving along as Ford brings back laid off third-shift employees at several plants.

Ford’s statement Friday showed an eagerness to get back to business, saying, “We are pleased to be able to return to our normal operating pattern in the U.S. on Monday, which is sooner than expected, because our workforce and suppliers are able to support. The safety of our workforce continues to be our top priority.”

Read more here.

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