Wayne County Coronavirus Update – Week of June 7, 2020.


According to a study published by the Detroit News, the global auto industry may not see a full recovery until the year 2023. In the study, the researchers estimate that because of the economic fallout of the Coronavirus Crisis, auto sales may fall up to 20% over the next three years.

Another study published through Imperial College in London estimates that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay-at-Home Order may have saved tens of thousands of lives. The purpose of the stay-at-home order was in order to ensure that the medical systems were not overwhelmed from treating COVID-19 Patients. “Flattening the curve” may have been the biggest lifesaver in Michigan’s public health history.

A group of nurses at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit have filed a lawsuit against the hospital. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital, through serious understaffing, neglected its patient.

Michigan has reported a total of 59,621 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 5,745 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports more than 289 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 21,091.

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