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The latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Posted at 4:11 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 04:26:40-04

(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.

2:50 p.m.

There are now 3,567 deaths and 39,262 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest numbers released by the state on Tuesday.

That's up 160 deaths and 1,052 cases from Monday when there were 3,407 deaths and 38,210 cases. Of those deaths, 40 were counted after the most recent review of vital records and testing data.

8,342 have recovered from the virus, according to the state. Those numbers are updated every Saturday. Recovery includes confirmed COVID-19 cases who are 30 days out from their onset, but the pool will expand as the pandemic continues.

8:51 a.m.

The Macomb County Health Department is urging people to answer their phones, even if they don't recognize the number, because it could be about the coronavirus.

The county and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are reaching out to county residents and other Michiganders who have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as contacts of those people.

6:09 a.m.

JetBlue has become the first airline to require all customers to wear a face covering during travel. The measure will take effect May 4.

Customers must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their journey, including during check-in, boarding, while in flight and deplaning. Click here.

5:53 a.m.

President Donald Trump says states should “seriously consider” reopening their public schools before the end of the academic year, even though dozens already have said it would be unsafe for students to return until the summer or fall. Click here.

4:21 a.m.

Grocery store supplies remain tight, with items from Tylenol to chicken in short supply. And it appears beef and pork could soon be added to the list.

But at the same time we are finding less on the shelves, prices keep creeping up and we are paying a lot more for less. 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.