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The latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 08:07:04-04

(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.

9 p.m.

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said they had their first confirmed death of COVID-19 as the number of cases rose to 121.

According to Hackel, the age range of those with COVID-19 ranges from an infant who is just 1 month oldto someone who is 100 years old.

8:15 p.m.

Spectrum Health in West Michigan announced a male patient in his 70s passed away from COVID-19, becoming the state's seventh death due to the virus.

“On behalf of Spectrum Health and the clinical team dedicated to caring for this patient, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual,” said Joshua Kooistra, DO, chief medical officer, Spectrum Health. “We were saddened by his death and realize it is difficult news for our community as we face the reality of the COVID-19 outbreak. All of our team members, from clinicians to support staff, are committed to caring for our COVID-19 patients. We are united with our communities in fighting this virus together.”

6:03 p.m.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering all hair salons, nail salons, spas, tattoo shops and more closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-20 on Saturday which orders all non-essential personal care services must temporarily close.

Those services include hair, nail, tanning, massage, spa, tattoo, body art and piercing services, and similar services that require individuals to be within 6 feet of each other.

The closure will take effect Sunday at 9 a.m. and continue until at least April 13 at 11:59 p.m. It follows other executive orders which have temporarily closed restaurants and bars, movie theatres, and more during the outbreak

5:26 p.m.

A 90-year-old Oakland County woman is the sixth patient to die from the novel coronavirus, according to Henry Ford Hospital. She is the second death in Oakland County. Click here.

4:14 p.m.

A Detroit woman in her 90s has been confirmed as the fifth COVID-19 death in Michigan, according to the Detroit Health Department. Click here.

3:26 p.m.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan has reached 787, according to new numbers released by the state on Saturday. That's up 236 from the day before. The state also confirmed five coronavirus-related deaths. Click here.

2:15 p.m.

During the coronavirus task force’s Saturday briefing, Vice President Mike Pence announced that he and his wife, Karen, will be tested for the new coronavirus later in the day. Click here.

2:10 p.m.

Kroger announced Saturday that it will provide a one-time bonus to every hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing and customer service associate who've worked amid the coronavirus pandemic. Click here.

1:36 p.m.

The University of Michigan is asking the community to donate gear to help protect health care workers and patients from the spread of COVID-19. Click here.

12:30 p.m.

President Trump and members of the coronavirus task force provided an update on the White House’s response to the pandemic during a press briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday. Click here.

11:52 a.m.

Starbucks announced Friday that its company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada will move to a drive-thru only model for at least two weeks. Click here.

11:25 a.m.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter orders the closure of all malls and playground equipment int the county. Officials report the youngest COVID-19 patient in Oakland County is 7 months old and the oldest is 92, as of March 21. Click here.

10:36 a.m.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter is holding a press conference Saturday to provide updates on the county's COVID-19 cases. He will discuss the county's first COVID-19 death and announce new measures aimed at protecting children and seniors. Click here.

9:44 a.m.

Chick-Fil-A's only drive-thru truck in the nation will be in metro Detroit Saturday. All doctors, nurses and medical professionals will receive a free meal from Chick-Fil-A and a free bag from The Detroit Shoppe. Click here.

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.