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April 24: Lenawee County coronavirus count holds at 80, 0 deaths

Posted on April 24th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 24: Lenawee County coronavirus count holds at 80, 0 deaths

Lenawee County had 80 cases of the coronavirus since statistics began being kept as of Thursday, April 23, per michigan.gov. That number did not change at the state level and 80 was the number on the Lenawee County Health Department’s website Friday as well.

There are now 43 males who have been confirmed with COVID-19 and 37 females. The hospitalization rate dropped by one to six, and the number of those monitoring symptoms at home rose by one to 44. There are 30 people now who have discontinued isolation, according to the health department report.

There are also 12 “probable” cases in the county consisting of six males and six females. None of the “probable” cases are hospitalized, but seven are monitoring their symptoms at home and five have discontinued their isolation period.

Officially, no one has died in Lenawee County of … Read More »


April 23: Lenawee reports 79 confirmed COVID-19 cases; state says there are 80

Posted on April 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 23: Lenawee reports 79 confirmed COVID-19 cases; state says there are 80

There is a one-case difference between figures reported on the Lenawee County Health Department website regarding confirmed coronavirus cases and those listed by the state. The county states 79 cases, the state reports 80. However, the state’s report is posted three hours after the county, but there was no formal reason states for the discrepancy.

The Health Department’s figures reflect a two-case increase over Wednesday with 42 males, 37 females making up the 79. There are seven residents hospitalized; 43 people monitoring symptoms at home; and 29 who have discontinued isolation and are improving, the county website stated.

In addition, the Health Department lists 12 “probable” cases – six males and six females – none of whom are hospitalized. Seven of them are monitoring their symptoms at home and five have discontinued isolation.

As of 3 p.m. today, there still had been no … Read More »


April 22: Lenawee sees another six cases, but no deaths; Michigan adds 999 cases, 113 deaths today

Posted on April 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 22: Lenawee sees another six cases, but no deaths; Michigan adds 999 cases, 113 deaths today

Lenawee County’s novel coronavirus case count has risen with six new cases to 77 as of Wednesday, April 22, but according to www.michigan.gov, there are still no deaths in the county directly tied to COVID-19. There were no updated figures on Lenawee County’s health department website as of 3 p.m. when Michigan released its April 22 coronavirus statistics.

The total number of Michiganians who have had COVID-19, according to www.michigan.gov, is now 33,966 with 2813 residents who have died. Today 999 cases were added along with 113 deaths.

In the area, Hillsdale County added three cases (97 total) and one death (12 total). Jackson added nine cases (289 total), but its death toll remained at 12. Monroe County had no new deaths in the last 24 hours, but its case count rose from 241 to 247. Washtenaw County has had 912 cases … Read More »


Secretary of State to lay off more than 900 staff members for two weeks

Posted on April 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Secretary of State to lay off more than 900 staff members for two weeks

News release from the Michigan Department of State 4-22-2020

LANSING — The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) will temporarily lay off more than 900 members of its staff starting Sunday, April 26. The layoffs will last two weeks, and could be extended.

“This is an extremely challenging time for our state, our state government, and our department,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “This decision was not easy, but is necessary to responsibly steward taxpayer funds at this time.”

The Department is laying off all staff who are not able work full-time under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. The majority of them are staff who typically work in Secretary of State branch offices, which are currently closed, the release said, and all laid off MDOS employees, like all state employees who will be laid off at this time, will be automatically enrolled … Read More »


April 21: Michigan COVID-19 cases increase to 32,967; 2700 deaths

Posted on April 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 21: Michigan COVID-19 cases increase to 32,967; 2700 deaths

Michigan’s coronavirus caseload increased from 32,000 to 32,967 April 21 with 976 new cases – up from 576 new cases Monday – and 232 new deaths … but the death count came with an asterisk noting that the Michigan Disease Surveillance System had added 95 deaths to today’s total. Overall, 2700 Michigan residents have died of COVID-19.

Lenawee County reported 71 confirmed cases, nine “probable cases” and still no deaths in the county have been attributed to the coronavirus. Neighboring Hillsdale County’s case count is 94 with 11 deaths; Jackson County has 280 cases and 12 deaths; Monroe County has 241 cases an 10 deaths; Washtenaw has 900 cases and 38 deaths.

In Detroit City, the number is 7904 cases with 728 deaths; Wayne County has 6351 cases with 550 deaths; Oakland County has 6306 cases with 506 deaths; and Macomb County … Read More »


Lenawee County adds six confirmed COVID-19 cases; nine also ‘probable’

Posted on April 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County adds six confirmed COVID-19 cases; nine also ‘probable’

The lab-confirmed count of coronavirus in Lenawee County went up by six cases to 71 Tuesday, April 21, from 65 Monday, according to Lenawee County Health Department reporting on its website. This is one of the largest increases since initial reporting.

In addition, the department is now reporting “probable” cases of COVID-19 as being nine, with four males, five females, none of whom are hospitalized, with four monitoring symptoms at home and five who have discontinued isolation.

“Probable cases are those who do not have a positive laboratory confirmation test result, but have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and cand be linked to a known COVID-19 cases or a place with known COVID-19 transmission,” language on the website explains.

Of the 71 confirmed cases, 38 are male and 33 are female. Seven are hospitalized with 38 (54 percent) monitoring symptoms from home and 26 … Read More »


Lenawee Co. Commission extends Local State of Emergency to May 15, 2020

Posted on April 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee Co. Commission extends Local State of Emergency to May 15, 2020

News release from Office of Lenawee County Administrator Martin Marshall

At a special meeting of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners on April 16, 2020, the board
approved extension of a Local State of Emergency, first declared on March 24, 2020, until May 15,
2020. The Local State of Emergency was initially declared when Lenawee County was still waiting for
its first coronavirus case. The concern locally was, and continues to be, a shortage of Personal
Protection Equipment and testing media necessary for first responders, hospitals, and other medical
facilities to care for patients, protect personnel, and track the spread of the virus.

“Lenawee County has been fortunate that the per capita rate in the county is less than surrounding Michigan counties and the hospitals have not been overwhelmed,” said Marshall in the release. “However, multiple new cases are being diagnosed nearly every day and cases … Read More »


Action needed for SS beneficiaries with dependents, and who do not file tax returns to receive $500 per child payment

Posted on April 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Action needed for SS beneficiaries with dependents, and who do not file tax returns to receive $500 per child payment

News Release from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

“Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department soon. People receiving benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment, said Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.

“They should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage at www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here section to provide their information. Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries with dependent children and who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly. SSI recipients need to take this action … Read More »


Lenawee sees second phase of United Way COVID-19 relief

Posted on April 21st, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee sees second phase of United Way COVID-19 relief

News release from United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties

The United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties recently delivered a second phase of COVID-19 emergency relief aid to area emergency food organizations.  Through corporation donations from Meijer and Consumers Energy, another $19,000 was distributed to local food pantries providing emergency relief and assistance to Lenawee County residents with food insecurities related to COVID-19.  Recipient organizations include 19 countywide food pantries.

The United Way previously distributed $34,000 to area agencies for rent/mortgage, utilities, food and shelter assistance for pandemic related needs.  In addition, over 1,000 bulk distribution items have been distributed to three area shelters since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Weekly distributions of paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex) have taken place.  Additional cleaning products, hand sanitizer, bleach and dish soap have also been delivered to Catherine Cobb Safe House, Neighbors of … Read More »


April 19: Two more cases bring Lenawee County coronavirus count to 64 confirmed cases

Posted on April 19th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on April 19: Two more cases bring Lenawee County coronavirus count to 64 confirmed cases

Two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Lenawee County residents on the Lenawee County Health Department website Sunday. There are 33 males and 31 females who have had confirmed coronavirus cases, with eight people hospitalized; 31 monitoring symptoms at home; and 25 who have discontinued isolation, the website said. There still have been no confirmed COVID-19 deaths of Lenawee County residents, according to health department reports.

Michigan saw drops in daily cases throughout the weekend with 760 new cases April 17, 768 April 18 and 633 Sunday, April 19. The total cases since records began to be kept add up to 31,424 in Michigan, according to www.michigan.gov’s coronavirus pages. There were 83 deaths reported today, and 81 Saturday after 134 on Friday. All told, 2391 Michigan residents have succumbed to the novel coronavirus ravaging the planet.

Many of those died in … Read More »



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