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The latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Posted at 4:33 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 04:53:52-04

(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.

3:15 p.m.

Oakland County announced Wednesday it is expanding free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to include anyone 18 and up.

The county said they will especially test people who are returning to work.

People interested in getting tested must make an appointment through the Oakland County Health Division’s Nurse on Call hotline at 1-800-848-5533. Results may take at least three days, and no doctor’s note or prescription is needed and there is no fee.

The drive-thru testing will take place at the Oakland County Complex at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the South Oakland Health Center on Greenfield Rd. in Southfield on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Novi Civic Center on Fridays. All will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3:10 p.m.

An employee at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to work this week, the company told 7 Action News.

According to Ford, when they found out, they started notifying people who were in close contacted with the infected person and asked them to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Ford said they are deep cleaning and disinfecting the work area, equipment, team area and the path the worker took, and they expect to resume production on Wednesday night.

According to the company, they know the employee didn't contract COVID-19 at work due to incubation time.

3 p.m.

There are now 5,060 deaths from coronavirus in Michigan and 53,009 cases, according to the latest numbers released by the State of Michigan on Wednesday.

That's up 659 cases and 43 deaths from Tuesday.

2:30 p.m.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the annual fireworks show will be a TV-only event on Aug. 31.

7:56 a.m.

President Trump is threatening to withhold funding for the State of Michigan after the recent announcement of mailing applications to vote by mail to all registered voters.

On Tuesday, Michigan Secretary of State announced that all registered voters would receive absentee ballot applications in both the August Primary Election and November General Election.

4:40 a.m.

Davenport University announced Wednesday that it is preparing to host students both on campus and online in the fall.

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.