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ICYMI April 23: Updates on COVID-19 developments in Michigan

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 06:31:42-04

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.

As of Wednesday: 33,966 coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan.

A family from Allegan County should have been in China this month to meet their adoptive son, but the coronavirus pandemic halted their plans.

But our Janice Allen was with a family who got to finalize their adoption.

Public Health- Muskegon County says five people died from covid-19 in group living facilities.

For our Something Good initiative, FOX 17’s Lauren Edwards found a WMU professor collecting food for students stuck on campus.

The Kent County Health Department says the reason behind increasing cases of COVID 19 in the area is due to more tests being available.

The governor was busy Wednesday:

There’s lots of talk about testing of all sorts, including testing for COVID-19 antibodies. One Metro Detroit urgent care will begin COVID-19 antibody testing.

Believe us, we are hearing from a lot of viewers about problems with the unemployment benefits system in Michigan. Our Ryan Cummings was able to talk to a UIA representative on Wednesday.

A couple who bought the long-closed Sands Restaurant are opening it despite the pandemic so their employees can get paid.