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The latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Posted at 4:20 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 04:32:42-04

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2:15 p.m.

Michigan saw an increase of 18 deaths from coronavirus and 125 cases from the day before, according to new numbers released by the state health department on Tuesday.

According to the state, there are now 5,790 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 60,189 cases in Michigan.

The state also reports there are another 6,080 probable cases of coronavirus and 244 probable deaths.

11:45 a.m.

Canada and the US have agreed to extend their agreement to keep their border closed to non-essential travel to July 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday’s agreement extends the closure by another 30 days.

The restrictions were announced on March 18 and were extended in April and May. They do not apply to air, freight rail, or sea travel between the U.S. and Canada.

Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are exempted from the border closure. Anyone who enters Canada will have to stay in the country for at least 15 days.

8:40 a.m.

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve survival from COVID-19.

A steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients, according to results released Tuesday.

The study was led by the University of Oxford and involved thousands of patients randomly assigned to get the drug or just usual care.

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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