WATCH: Mayor Duggan updates Detroit's COVID-19 response

Mayor Mike Duggan
Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:43:20-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has updated the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will also be updating below with what he says.

2:18 p.m.

Duggan says the elders in the community have stepped up to help break up gatherings in the city parks, helping officials so they don't have to block access to the parks.

2:15 p.m.

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores is donating 100,000 masks to the city for first responders. Arn Tellem says Gores is also working on a full package to help the city.

2:13 p.m.

Duggan says they will have to address the city's finances in the next week or two. He says they are facing a $100 million loss of revenue this year and $200 million next year. He says they have $100 million in the rainy day fund. It will also affect all employees

Duggan says he will do a live address to the city tomorrow on cable channel 10.

2:08 p.m.

Duggan says they expect to do their 10,000th test at the state fairgrounds tomorrow. However, the testing site is closed this afternoon due to the high winds.

2:06 p.m.

Duggan says Detroit saw one of the quickest spikes of coronavirus, but that the city has done a great job of knocking it down.

2:04 p.m.

Duggan says "nearly every trend" is improving in Detroit.

Over the last three days 67 people have died. However, the trend line show deaths are doubling every 10 to 12 days.

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