In a Press Conference held yesterday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer claimed that her Stay-at-Home order has saved the lives of 3,500 people. Although estimates like these are difficult to confirm, some of the nation’s leading health officials agree that some form of closing the economy is necessary in order to save as many lives as possible.
Despite the reports that a majority of Michigan Residents are in favor of Whitmer’s decisions, protests against the Governor’s executive orders continued today in Lansing. Protesters were again photographed brandishing weapons and carrying signs that threaten the Governor. Michigan Legislature was not in session today.
An analysis of Michigan Government’s Budgets shows that the State will need to cut $2.6 billion from its almost $60 billion operating budget as a result of the COVID-19 Crisis. Earlier this week, Gov. Whitmer announced that the state will be furloughing thousands of employees in order to balance the stressed budget.
Michigan has reported a total of 49,582 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 4,787 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 373 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 18,892.