The latest coronavirus updates: Monday, June 1, 2020

Posted at 4:03 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 04:17:09-04

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2:36 p.m.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Michigan is up to 5,516 while the number of cases is at 57,532, according to new numbers for the State of Michigan on Monday.

That's up 25 deaths and 135 cases from Sunday, and is the lowest number of cases reported since March 18 when there were just 15 new cases reported. By the next day, there had been 254 new cases.

2:16 p.m.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce she is lifting the stay-at-home order, and that bars and restaurants can resume service on June 8.

According to the Associated Press, day camps for children and swimming pools will be able to open on June 8 as well, and outdoor crowds of up to 100 people will be allowed immediately. The state will go into phase 4.

The announcement comes as Michigan's number of coronavirus deaths and cases continues to decrease. As of Sunday, there are 5,491 deaths and 57,397 total cases, but the state said there are only 13,800 active cases in the state. That's the lowest number since the beginning of April.

On top of that, 38,099 people have recovered from the virus.

Gyms, hair salons, tattoo parlors and casinos will remain closed, but outdoor fitness classes, athletic practices, training sessions or games can begin. Coaches, spectators, participants and those not in the same household will have to maintain social distancing.
2:05 p.m.

Central Michigan University announced Monday it will start and end the fall 2020 semester two weeks early to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the flu.

Now, the semester will begin on Aug. 17 and conclude on Nov. 25.

"By moving up the start and conclusion of our fall semester, we seek to significantly reduce the number of students, faculty and staff returning to and from campus for the Thanksgiving holiday and through December," Davies said. "This reduces the likelihood of potential spread of infectious diseases like the flu and COVID-19 on our campus and in our community."

5:20 a.m.

Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen on Monday, June 1 by appointment only.

The offices will be able to conduct essential transactions only that are not available online.

“While the offices were closed to the public we conducted more than 3,000 emergency appointments for essential workers and planned and implemented protocols so that we could reopen in a way that ensures the safety of employees and all Michiganders,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “Customers can be confident they’ll be able to conduct their business with us safely and efficiently.”

Beginning the week of June 1, all 131 offices will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for appointment-only services.

5 a.m.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is reopening on Monday morning with new safety measures being implemented to keep people safe as the pandemic continues.

"Please do not visit FireKeepers Casino Hotel if you have a fever, if you are not feeling well, have recently traveled outside of the U.S., or have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Stay home and visit when the time is right," the casino said on it's website. Learn more here

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

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

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