Daily COVID-19 info update

May 27, 2020

May 27 (Wednesday):


The seven-day daily average of cases of COVID-19 in Oakland County continues to show a steady decline of confirmed patients. Likewise, according to figures posted by county health officials at the end of yesterday, there have only been two reported deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus since May 23.


Health officials reported a total of 8,244 confirmed cases and a total of 950 deaths as of yesterday afternoon.


In the Birmingham/Bloomfield area,  Bloomfield Township zip code 48301 had 72 total cases and five deaths, while zip code 48302 had 119 cases and seven deaths. In zip code 48304, which includes part o Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills, total cases number 106, with 22 deaths. Birmingham zip code 48009 had 72 cases and five deaths.


The state of Michigan reported 55,104 cases and 5,266 deaths. 




Michigan is one of only two states which have successfully instituted congressional program to feed food-challenged students as only a fraction of 30 million intended recipients get cash benefit from two-month old effort. (Jason DeParle/The New York Times)




Some area shopping malls look to reopen this week, with restrictions. (Sarah Rahal/The Detroit News)




General Motors slowly starting to bring back small number of white collar workers to metro offices as part of four-phase plan to reopen. (Jamie L. LaReau/Detroit Free Press)




As parents return to work, some important considerations about daycare, babysitters and camps for your children. (Marshall Allen, Megan Rose, Caroline Chen/ProPublica)




Even the experts are having problems interpreting the vast amount of data on coronavirus crisis. (Joel Achenbach/The Washington Post)




Recommended 12-minute read: Erin Bromages's blog The Risks -- Know Them -- Avoid Them is being recommended by Wired magazine for some straight tips when it comes to re-engaging with society.




Instead of extending $600 weekly bump in unemployment benefits, feds looking at providing short-term bonus for those returning to work. (Eli Okun/Politico)




Twitter starts to clamp down on President Trump’s misleading tweets about “fraud” in mail-in ballot voting during COVID-19 pandemic. (Kate Congere, Davey Alba/The New York Times)




While the U.S. Attorney General announced his intention to release prisoners threatened by the novel coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons policy makes it harder to escape the petri dish of infection in federal facilities. (Ian MacDougall/ProPublica




Washington D.C.-area lawmakers oppose move by Trump administration to schedule repeat of last year’s Salute To American Fourth of July event - which drew large crowds - during pandemic. (Conner O’Brien/ Politico)




On the lighter side: With school canceled and remote work continuing into at least the short-term future, vacation rental trends showing desire for longer term rentals. (Julie Weed/The New York Times)



(Downtown newsmagazine staff curates news from dozens of publications and online news sources each day to keep residents informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oakland County, the state of Michigan and nation, where applicable.)






















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