The latest coronavirus updates: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Posted at 1:24 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 20:06:40-04

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8:06 p.m.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order which aims to protect vulnerable populations inside Michigan's jails and detention centers during the ongoing COVID-19 pademic.

The EO details risk-reduction protocols that have been adopted by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

The order will also temporarily suspend transfers into and from MDOC faciliteis until resk-reduction protocols are in place, suspends provisions of the Jail Overcrowding Emergency Act to allow local officials more flexibility in releasing vulnerable populations who do not pose a threat to public safety, and orders the State Budget Office to immediately seek a legislative transfer so that jails may be reimbursed for lodging prisoners who would have been transferred to MDOC if not for that suspension of transfers.

3 p.m.

The State of Michigan released updated COVID-19 numbers Sunday afternoon. There are now 132 total deaths due to the virus and more than 5,000 positive cases, up from 4,650, which was reported on Saturday.

1:02 p.m.

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN that the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.

10:32 a.m.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a statement regarding the TCF Center being transformed into an alternate care facility amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"The State of Michigan is working around the clock and doing everything we can to slow the spread of the coronavirus," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in statement released Sunday afternoon. "We are proud to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the TCF Center to expand capacity in Detroit. By mobilizing quickly to construct a large alternate care facility in Detroit, we can help save lives."

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