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The latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 04:30:07-04

(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.

3:07 p.m.

Cumulative data shows that 3,237 patients have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of April 17, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Click here.

2:57 p.m.

There are now 2,308 deaths and 30,791 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released by the state on Saturday afternoon. Click here.

11:21 a.m.

Per Henry Ford Health System, 1,395 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the last 30 days. Click here.

10:45 a.m.

Rite Aid said it is opening three self-swab COVID-19 testing sites in Michigan on Monday.

According to the drug store, they are expanding the COVID-19 testing sites with locations in Eaton Rapids, Swartz Creek and Macomb Township, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

– Eaton Rapids.: 715 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids
– Swartz Creek.: 9090 Miller Road in Swartz Creek
– Macomb Township: 46977 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb

The sites will open for testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day starting April 20, and they expect to conduct about 200 tests each day through online appointments.

10:37 a.m.

Royal Oak Mayor Michael Fournier has asked City Commissioner Kim Gibbs to resign after she was spotted protesting the stay-at-home order at the Capitol building earlier this week.

Related: Protestors rally against Gov. Whitmer and her executive orders at state capitol

According to Fournier, he asked Gibbs to resign saying she "willfully violated the law and put countless lives at risk."

Gibbs, in a statement on Facebook, said she attended the gathering in Lansing to support the voices of small businesses, adding that many "are facing permanently losing their businesses or their jobs due to Governor Whitmer's near total shutdown of the State."

10:06 a.m.

Detroit has updated their coronavirus dashboard to show a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the city by zip code.

The dashboard shows the hardest hit zip code in the city is 48235 with 724 cases

You can check out the map at the following link: https://codtableau.detroitmi.gov/t/DHD/views/NEWDASHBOARDPublicCOVIDTableau/COVID-19CityofDetroit?%3AisGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&%3Aembed=y

Detroit currently has 7,406 cases and has seen 572 deaths.

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.