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Michigan governor extends stay-home order; local legislators have concerns

Posted on April 10th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan governor extends stay-home order; local legislators have concerns

LANSING — Thursday Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel and requires all workers who are not necessary to sustain or protect life to stay home. Executive Order 2020-42 also imposes more stringent limitations on stores to reduce foot traffic, slow the spread of the coronavirus, and save lives, according to a news release from michigan.gov. “Michigan has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing. We must continue to do everything we can to slow the spread and protect our families,” said Whitmer. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying … Read More »


April 9: Monroe County reports first COVID-19 death among 165 cases; Lenawee County at 39 cases, 0 deaths

Posted on April 9th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 9: Monroe County reports first COVID-19 death among 165 cases; Lenawee County at 39 cases, 0 deaths

Monroe County’s coronavirus cases, according to www.michigan.gov’s coronavirus statistics, has climbed to 165 Thursday, April 9, from 152 Wednesday, and the virus has claimed the life of its first victim in Monroe area.

Lenawee County is still, on the Lenawee Department of Health website, still reporting 0 deaths, with a three-case increase to 39. Of those 20 are male, 19 female, seven are hospitalized, 27 are monitoring their symptoms at home, and the number who have recovered has increased today to five.

Hillsdale County has now reported six deaths — up two in 24 hours, and its cases rose from 62 Wednesday to 64 Thursdays.

There is a trend developing at the state level, though, with new cases down from 1748 Tuesday to 1376 Wednesday and 1158 today. However, deaths have now broken the 1000-person mark with 1076 fatalities attributed to COVID-19, and … Read More »


April 8, 2020: Lenawee County reports 36 coronavirus cases, no deaths

Posted on April 8th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 8, 2020: Lenawee County reports 36 coronavirus cases, no deaths

Lenawee County’s coronavirus caseload increased to 36 from 32 Tuesday, but there are still no deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the county.

Nineteen males and 17 females have tested positive for the virus. Of the 36, 26 are monitoring symptoms at home and seven are hospitalized with three recovered.

In Michigan, the total has exceeded the 20,000 mark at 20346 cases confirmed with 969 total state deaths. However, the daily new confirmed cases was 1376, which is down from 1748 new cases Tuesday, and the daily deaths were down slightly to 114 today from 118 Tuesday.

Detroit City’s case rate is nearing 6000 with 5824 confirmed cases, and 251 deaths. Oakland County follows with 4007 cases and 234 deaths, followed by Wayne County with 3802 cases and 195 deaths, and Macomb with 2626 cass and 141 deaths.

Counties neighboring Lenawee include Washtenaw with 610 … Read More »


April 7: Lenawee holding steady on COVID-19 cases

Posted on April 7th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 7: Lenawee holding steady on COVID-19 cases

Lenawee County showed no increases in coronavirus cases, holding at 32 confirmed cases of which seven people are hospitalized, 22 are monitoring symptoms at home, and three are recovered.

Over in Hillsdale County, though, numbers were up sharply from 46 cases Monday to 55 Tuesday, and one more death for a total of four.

Michigan overall is also experiencing a large increase going from 17,221 Monday confirmed cases to 18,970 Tuesday. Deaths rose to 845 statewide with 118 new deaths Tuesday. The number of new cases was also up after a weekend of declines. There were 1748 new cases confirmed across the state.

Other neighboring areas showed 114 cases in Jackson County with four deaths; 559 cases in Washtenaw County with 11 deaths; and 129 total confirmed cases in Monroe County which still has zero deaths.

The Detroit area showed a marked increase of … Read More »


April 6: Lenawee County’s COVID-19 count at 32

Posted on April 7th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 6: Lenawee County’s COVID-19 count at 32

Lenawee County was reporting 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with seven hospitalized, 22 treating the illness at home and three recovered as of Monday, April 6, 2020. No deaths had been confirmed at that time that were caused by COVID-19.

Monroe has 117 confirmed cases as of Monday. Washtenaw County had 539 cases with 10 deaths. Jackson had 103 cases and four deaths. Hillsdale had 46 cases and three deaths. As of Monday there were 30,030 tests in Michigan that had produced a negative result.

Ohio’s Department of Health reported Monday there were 4,450 total cases in Ohio with 1,214 requiring hospitalization. There were 142 deaths in Ohio as of Monday. Fulton County had five cases with two requiring hospitalization and Lucas County had 321 cases with 84 hospitalized and 12 deaths.

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Alternate care facility site construction to begin in Novi

Posted on April 7th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Alternate care facility site construction to begin in Novi

News release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, 4-7-20

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Detroit District, announces it will begin construction on an alternate care facility in Novi, Michigan as efforts to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-led response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

The second conversion in Michigan will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. USACE is coordinating design and construction efforts to adapt more than 250,000 square feet into medical care space. This conversion of the main floor will include approximately 1,100 bed spaces for COVID-19 patients and stations for medical personnel.

“The situation in Michigan continues to evolve and the Corps of Engineers will surge resources to meet the anticipated need,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Turner, district engineer, USACE, Detroit District. “This work that we are doing … Read More »


April 5, 2020: 31 COVID-19 cases, 0 deaths in Lenawee County

Posted on April 5th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 5, 2020: 31 COVID-19 cases, 0 deaths in Lenawee County

The COVID-19 case count in Lenawee County rose to 31 Sunday, April 5, 2020, from 27 the day previous. There are 16 males and 15 females among the confirmed cases, but at the time of the Lenawee County Health Department reporting – 11:15 a.m. Sunday – there were still no fatalities attributed to the coronavirus in Lenawee County.

Seven of the 31 are hospitalized, according to the county health department, but 23 are monitoring at home, and one has recovered.

In Michigan, Sunday, according to michigan.gov’s coronavirus pages, the state’s confirmed case count rose to 15,718 cases, an increase of 1493. But there is a trend in the increase over the weekend: this figure is lower than Saturday’s new-case count of 1511, and represents a marked drop from Friday’s confirmed case count of 1953. The reason for the decline was not stated … Read More »


April 4: Lenawee cases stands at 27, no deaths

Posted on April 4th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 4: Lenawee cases stands at 27, no deaths

The Lenawee County Health Department reported Saturday, April 4, that there were now 27 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but no confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

There were 14 males and 13 females reflected in the 27, with seven hospitalized, 19 being monitored in their homes and one recovered, according to the Lenawee County Health Department website’s coronavirus site.

Michigan statewide, saw an increase of 1511 new confirmed cases on Saturday, April 4, 2020, bringing the total to 14,225. However, the increase Friday, April 3, 2020, was 1953, 442 more than Saturday. There were 61 new deaths in the state, for a total of 540 in Michigan. There were 62 new deaths Friday.

Near Lenawee County, neighboring Hillsdale County rose to 37 cases with two deaths of the Saturday official count. Washtenaw had 501 cases with eight deaths. Monroe County was reporting 101 cases, but … Read More »


April 3: Lenawee County holding at 24 coronavirus cases, 0 deaths

Posted on April 3rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 3: Lenawee County holding at 24 coronavirus cases, 0 deaths

A news release from the Lenawee County Commission Chairman David Stimpson said the death suspected of being the county’s first COVID-19 death has not been ruled as such. “On March 31, 2020, a 52-year-old Raisin Township man passed away. His primary health care physician ruled the death cardiac arrest and noted suspected COVID-19,” Stimpson wrote. However, he said the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is not qualifying this death as being a COVID-19 death “at this time” and “the state will later make the decision under their guidlines.” Lenawee actually saw no increase in coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, standing at 24 cases with zero deaths. The Lenawee County Health Department, as of 1:15 p.m. today, … Read More »


Lenawee County COVID-19 count increases to 24 cases

Posted on April 2nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County COVID-19 count increases to 24 cases

The state of Michigan coronavirus figures released at 3 p.m. today, April 2, 2020, showed 24 confirmed cases and no deaths in Lenawee County, which is an increase of two cases over the previous day.

Lenawee County, however, reported one new case of COVID-19 in the health department’s daily update which came earlier than the state report. The total of confirmed positive cases stood at 23 at that time. In Lenawee, ninety-three people have had negative test results and 24 residents have test results pending.

A Raisin Township resident may have died from the COVID-19 virus, Lenawee County board Chairman David Stimpson said in a news release Thursday. County officials are aware of the case. Stimpson said the attending physician, who is not a county employee, will certify the cause of death.

The resident was not tested for COVID-19 prior to passing away, … Read More »



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