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ICYMI April 22: Updates on COVID-19 developments in Michigan

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 06:03:34-04

Online news is such a fast-moving thing, we thought that maybe you would to find recent coronavirus stories in one spot. We’ll be listing stories here with the most recent first.


The pandemic is changing the way we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, but it's not stopping a local fruit farm from spreading happiness, from Nicole DiDonato on FOX 17 Morning News.

One Calvin University student is making masks to help the population affected by homelessness.

A local distillery brought together a chemical company and two dairy farms to source products to make hand sanitizer.

Kalamazoo County is reporting its 10th death due to the coronavirus.

A dentist has teamed up with Spectrum Health for CPAP machine donation drive.

A cardiac and vascular center is donating 5,400 masks to hospitals and patients in Grand Rapids and Lansing.

FOX 17’s Doug Reardon reports on how the waiting and the anxiety continue for local companies that haven’t been denied outright for a small business loan.

Michigan state government says more than 99% of unemployment claimants are receiving their benefits in a timely manner.

Mary Free Bed opens special unit to help COVID-19 patients recover, reported by our Julie Dunmire.

Our Lauren Edwards reports a Kalamazoo nonprofit is helping hundreds of families fight COVID-19 with a laundry assistance program.

Continuing our We’re Open series: our Todd Chance looks at Sprinkles Donuts delivering donuts to your doorstep.

Local Michigan governments are asking Gov. Whitmer for assistance.

The state health department says it’s implementing strategies in long-term care facilities.

Gerald R Ford International Airport tells FOX 17 they have seen a 95% decrease in air travel.

Grand Rapids company Comfort Research pivots to produce masks to fight COVID-19.

Facing over double the usual number of stroke patients so far this year, doctors at Spectrum Health are looking into any connections this may have to COVID-19.

Davenport University is making housing available to first responders at Metro Health, and the Kent County Emergency Operations Center and the sheriff’s office.

The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 32,967 as of Tuesday afternoon.