Wayne County Coronavirus Update – Apr. 13.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the city will make plans to account for $300 million in revenue loss from the city’s largest revenue sources. The funding cuts will affect the city for the next year and a half, Duggan says.

The State of Michigan’s unemployment website crashed again as the unemployment claims began for self-employed workers and low-wage workers. Unemployment rates have grown rapidly amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Michigan lawmakers are proposing layoffs for nonessential government workers as the budget deficit is likely to reach $1-3 billion according to some estimates. The lawmakers are Jim Stamas and Shane Hernandez.

Beaumont Health System is beginning a study that could determine whether people build an immunity to the COVID-19 Illness. The study could help determine who is eligible for safely returning to work while not being at risk for spreading the COVID-19 illness.

Michigan has reported a total of 25,635 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 1,602 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 567 new cases of COVID-19 with 758 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 11,656.