The latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Posted at 4:29 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 04:19:49-04

(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.

State officials announced 4,674 deaths and 48,021 confirmed cases of coronavirus. That's an increase of 90 deaths and 469 cases compared to Monday.

11:25 a.m.

The Blue Angels flew over metro Detroit hospitals to honor health care employees. Watch here.

10:22 a.m.

Former State Sen. Morris Hood III has died from COVID-19, 7 Action News has confirmed.

Hood, a Democrat from Detroit, served in the State Senate from 2010 through 2018 and in the State House of RepresentativesT.

He was part of a family that served in the state, as his father, Morris Hood, Jr., served in the Michigan House for more than two decades.

10 a.m.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is expected to issue a warning to America about the dangers of lifting restrictions on non-essential businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an email to The New York Times, Fauci said that "reopening" the country amid the pandemic will result in "needless suffering and death."

7:02 a.m.

The Treasury Department and the IRS are urging taxpayers who want to get their economic impact payments directly deposited to their bank accounts to enter their information online by Wednesday.

6:58 a.m.

The 25th District Court is offering amnesty program for eligible defendants.

According to the court, the program will allow defendants to pay a fine associated with unpaid parking tickets and civil infractions that were issued from January 1, 2015 to April 20, 2020.

5:10 a.m.

As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles prepares to resume its North American manufacturing operations, the company has implemented "enhanced safety measures" to protect employees, their families and the surrounding communities from the spread of COVID-19 when the plants reopen.

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.