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The latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Posted at 9:27 AM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 04:06:04-04

(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.

4:40 p.m.

Ford is hiring temporary workers in anticipation of coronavirus concern-related absences.

The automaker also announced Saturday it signed contracts with health systems in four metro areas with major company facilities to quickly test hourly and salaried employees with suspected symptoms of COVID-19.

3:33 p.m.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that it has authorized an at-home sample collection kit that can then be sent to specified laboratories for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

3:19 p.m.

Cumulative data shows that 28,234 patients have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of May 15, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

2:53 p.m.

There are now 4,880 deaths and 50,504 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to numbers released from the State of Michigan on Saturday afternoon.

That's up 55 deaths and 425 cases from Friday when there were 4,825 deaths from coronavirus and 50,079 cases.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

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

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

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