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The latest coronavirus updates: Friday, May 8, 2020

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Posted at 4:22 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 09:15:16-04

(WXYZ) — All of the updates on the coronavirus and the incredible impact it's having on our lives can be hard to keep up with. To help you keep up, we'll post this daily blog on our homepage. You can find all of our stories on our coronavirus page.

2:56 p.m.

There are now 4,393 deaths and 46,326 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released from the State of Michigan on Friday.

That's up 50 deaths and 680 cases from Thursday when there were 4,343 deaths and 45,646 cases.

Overall, 15,659 have recovered from the virus, according to the state. That number will be updated Saturday. Recovery includes confirmed COVID-19 cases who are 30 days out from their onset, but the pool will expand as the pandemic continues.

2:45 p.m.

Cedar Point announced Friday it is postponing its 150th anniversary celebration until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was the latest from the amusement park, and the reopening date is still uncertain.

According to Cedar Point, the team is working hard to ensure rides and attractions will be ready when the park is able to open.

9:15 a.m.

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association released what they're calling the "Roadmap to Reopening" for restaurants in Michigan.

It comes just one day after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a stay-at-home order extension through May 28 and her plan to safely reopen Michigan's economy.

The plan is a step-by-step guide to navigating restaurant integration with checklists and more for restaurants.

Read it here

8:30 a.m.

20.5 million jobs were wiped away from American payrolls in April, according to the Department of Labor's monthly jobs report as the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent.

Prior to April, the U.S. economy was working at nearly full employment with an unemployment rate of about 4.4 percent.

The stunning figures shatter all-time job loss records. According to The Washington Post, the previous one-month increase in job losses was about 2.2 million — which came in the months after World War II.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.