Watch: Governor updates coronavirus status; Sec. of State updates election status

Posted at 7:44 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 07:44:48-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the state's response to COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon, and the secretary of state discussed election issues.

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Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun gave the update as the state now has 113,863 total cases of COVID-19 and 6,623 deaths from the virus.

They were also joined by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who gave an update on the Nov. 3 general election and the different voting opportunities Michiganders can use.

The state will begin sending absentee ballots out in just over a week.