Wayne County Coronavirus Update – Apr. 16.


Depending on the rate of new infections and deaths, Michigan GOP Lawmakers are working on a way to reopen Michigan’s economy. The Michigan Open Safety Plan works to determine which businesses are deemed safe, and what unique safety protocols each business must take.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig has made a full recovery after contracting the COVID-19 Illness. According to a report by the Detroit News, he returned to work today after weeks of battling the illness.

While the Protests in Lansing were happening, Four Northern Michigan Sheriffs said that they would not be enforcing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders. A few Michigan Residents also filed a federal lawsuit against Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders.

Unemployment claims in Michigan have reached 1 million. This comes at a time when the Michigan unemployment system has been heavily criticized for its inefficiency during the crisis.

Michigan has reported a total of 29,263 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 2,093 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 527 new cases of COVID-19 with 974 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 13,012.