‘You don’t want your story to be mine’: Detroit COVID-19 survivor loses her mother to the virus
MaElena Barcenas spent weeks on a ventilator, and more than a year later, still suffers serious symptoms. But she is grateful for a health baby girl and the help of her mother until COVID took that away too.
4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Michigan to date
DETROIT – As of Monday more than four million COVID-19 doses have been administered in Michigan as cases continue rising at an alarming rate. “This weekend, Michigan surpassed 4 million doses administered of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines,” said Michigan Gov. Michigan continues to make significant strides – administering four million vaccines in less than four months – as we work to ensure every Michigander has access to the vaccine. “We continue to meet or exceed our goals as more and more Michiganders become eligible to get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine,” said Michigan Lt. “With every vaccine administered, we get one step closer to eliminating this deadly virus once and for all.
U-M: COVID cases on Ann Arbor campus ‘decrease significantly’
University of Michigan asks students to test for COVID-19 before going home for holidaysANN ARBOR – Officials at the University of Michigan have announced a significant decrease in cases of COVID-19 on campus. In the school’s bi-weekly COVID update, officials reported on Tuesday that school-related cases now represent 27% of the total cases in Washtenaw County. Just two weeks ago, U-M cases -- the majority of which were linked to students -- accounted for 62% of the total cases in the county. AdSoon after, the school implemented mandatory weekly testing for graduate and professional students after outbreaks emerged in circles of older students and in off campus houses. Undergraduates on campus have been tested regularly for the virus since the start of the semester.
23 Detroit Whole Foods employees test positive for COVID-19, city officials say
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: A line of customers exhibiting social distancing is shown at a Whole Foods grocery store as the coronavirus pandemic continues on April 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued orders of social distancing limiting customers inside of stores in the State due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)DETROIT – The city of Detroit has reported that 23 Whole Foods Market employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of 196 employees, 23 tested positive, Fair said. We support any Team Member who is diagnosed positive or placed in quarantine so they can prioritize their health and stay home.
Whitmer provides Michigan COVID response update
Gretchen Whitmer is set to provide an update Thursday afternoon on the state’s ongoing efforts to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor will be joined by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. New COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Michigan. New Thursday: Leaders from 4 major hospital systems in Michigan share harrowing COVID-19 numbersMore: Are stricter government COVID-19 rules inevitable as cases spike in Michigan? The MHA represents all the hospitals and health systems throughout Michigan.