The latest coronavirus updates: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Posted at 4:37 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 04:25:09-04

(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 p.m.

There are now 2,977 deaths and 35,291 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Thursday afternoon.

That's up 1,325 cases and 164 deaths from 2,813 deaths and 33,966 cases, which were announced on Wednesday. Click here.

8:59 a.m.

More than 134,119 Michigan residents filed for unemployment last week, according to new numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor. Overall, 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the 5-week total to 26 million. Click here.

7:48 a.m.

DTE Energy Foundation, the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the City of Detroit will announce a plan that will "bridge the digital divide" for Detroit students. Watch live here at 11 a.m.

5:18 a.m.

“Quarantine life” will likely continue past the end of the month for Michiganders. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announcing Wednesday night another likely extension of the stay-at-home order.

This comes as the state continues to grapple with the financial fallout of the pandemic, including temporary layoffs of nearly 3,000 state employees. 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.