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ICYMI April 9: Updates on COVID-19 developments in Michigan

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Posted at 5:39 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 07:05:20-04

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

First, something positive: The first COVID-19 patient at St. Marys hospital in Grand Rapids has been released.

The Barry County Sheriff's Department is seeing differences in crime calls and dealing with suspects (the county now has 7 COVID-19 cases).

Unemployment insurance claims up 4,000%, man speaks on experience filing

A mother from Grand Rapids has been denied surgery. Doctors told her that they could not move forward with the surgery due to a lack of ventilators, which would be necessary for this specific procedure.

Nurse managers at both Spectrum Health's Blodgett and Butterworth hospitals say they're getting ready for an influx of patients due to COVID-19. Right now it's the waiting game.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is adding more statistics to give people a better understanding of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kalamazoo County reports 2 more coronavirus deaths.

2 more coronavirus deaths reported in Kent County.

Ottawa County reports 1st coronavirus death.

We're in Holy Week, but of course there are no public services. Now, the Catholic Diocese for Grand Rapids canceled all public Masses through April 30.