Wayne County Coronavirus Update – Apr. 9.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the stay at home order until May 1. The original order formerly extended until Apr. 13. This new order comes with strict regulations, including limitations on how many people can enter stores and the banning of moving from residence to residence outside of specific circumstances.

The TCF Center will be introducing its first 25 patients to the temporary hospital tomorrow. The original purpose of the hospital was to provide space for patients in Detroit when all hospitals have reached capacity. So far, 1,000 bed spaces have been constructed in the convention center.

More than 384,000 people in Michigan have filed for unemployment in the state of Michigan as a result of the Novel Coronavirus’ effect on the state’s economy. Because of the massive amounts of people filing, many unemployment claims still haven’t been responded to.

Although African American people make up just 14% of the state’s population, over 40% of deaths related to COVID-19 have happened to African American people. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced that she will be assembling a task force to address the disparity.

$6 billion will be apportioned to colleges across the country in order to financially aid low-income students. The aid will be given directly to the colleges, who will then provide relief to students.

Detroit Fire Department Captain Franklin Williams Jr. has died yesterday as a result of complications related to COVID-19. He died at age 57 after developing symptoms weeks ago.

Michigan has reported a total of 21,504 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 1,076 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 488 new cases of COVID-19 with 504 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 10,049.