Wayne County Coronavirus Update – May 15.


A man from Detroit could face 20 years in prison after sending messages over social media threatening to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Attorney General Dana Nessel. The man, named Robert Sinclair Tesh, is said to have made “credible threats” in his messaging.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan, with represents prosecuting attorneys all over Michigan, has released a statement reminding people that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders are still enforceable. The statement came as a legal battle continues in Michigan Courts over whether the Governor’s orders infringe on Michigan residents’ constitutional rights.

In a story published by the Detroit News, food banks and other charitable food organizations in Metro Detroit are reportedly running low on supplies. The food shortage points to the overall need of the area in terms of food insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Food and Drug Administration has announced yesterday that they are investigating the efficacy of 15-minute “rapid tests” for COVID-19. The investigation comes as claims that the rapid tests can miss COVID-19 cases have surfaced. Detroit’s top Governmental Officials defended their use of the rapid tests in screening frontline and healthcare workers.

Michigan has reported a total of 50,079 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 4,825 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 138 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 19,027.

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