BREAKING: 25,635 Cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, 1,697 Deaths

BREAKING: 25,635 Cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, 1,697 Deaths

Health official say there are now 25,635 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan and 1,697 deaths.

The state updates these numbers every day at 3 p.m.

Sunday the state was at 24,638 confirmed cases with 1,487 deaths.

The state is now providing weekly updates on the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19. These numbers will be updated every Saturday.

As of April 11, 433 are being reported as recovered in Michigan.

The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).

Locally, Montmorency County is reporting its first case of COVID-19.

District Health Department #4 says the individual is an elderly man who is in isolation and recuperating at home.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan says a Charlevoix County man in his 50s has died from coronavirus.

A new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opened in Traverse City.

The drive-thru testing site is a partnership between Northwest Michigan Health Services and the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department, but it’s held at the Traverse City location.

It will run from 12-4 p.m. and it’s by appointment only, Monday through Thursday.

Michigan Senator Jim Stamas says the financial impact the coronavirus is having has him looking at the state’s budget.

The state Department of Treasury says the impact on the current state budget will be between $1-3 billion, with another similar hit to next year’s budget.

Senator Stamas says the governor should use non-essential state employees to help out with unemployment claims and if they can’t help-to then lay them off.

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