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Cumulative data shows that 22,686 patients have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of May 8, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
There are now 4,526 deaths and 46,756 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released from the State of Michigan on Saturday.
That's up 133 deaths and 430 cases from Friday when there were 4,393 deaths and 46,326 cases.
Governor Whitmer has signed an exeuctive order again extending the expiration of state identification cards and driver's licenses, effective immediately.
The extension is until July 31, 2020 for "the validity of a state personal identification card that expired or is set to expire between February 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020."
The state has approved contracts to rapidly expand Michigan’s contact tracing efforts, a critical next step in its COVID-19 response, officials say.
The partnership is with Rock Connections, LLC for volunteer management and Deloitte for technology integration in support of the COVID-19 contact tracing.
Michigan State Police paid a visit to an Owosso barbershop that opened up against the governor's orders.
Troopers served paperwork from the Attorney General's Office ordering Owosso barber Karl Manke to shut down his shop again.
Additional Coronavirus information and resources:
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.