Mourning couple killed in Detroit crash, Republicans reject Trump’s demand for $2K aid checks, and how long before normal life returns in US


Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez’s family and friends remember the two after they recently died in a two-car collision on Michigan Avenue.

As the vaccine rollout continues, many people are excited that 2020 is finally in the past. While that doesn’t mean the coronavirus is gone by midnight, experts are considering when it is realistic to expect things to return to normal.

The Senate closed a rare New Year’s meeting with Republicans rejecting President Donald Trump’s call for $ 2,000 COVID-19 relief checks and overturning his veto of a comprehensive defense bill, an unusual double reprimand at the end of a chaotic Congress .

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 488,144 as of Wednesday, including 12,333 deaths, state officials report.

Wednesday’s update includes 4,222 new cases and 51 additional deaths. The next data update is expected on January 2nd, 2021.

New COVID-19 cases are slowing, but Michigan deaths remain high. Tests slowed down during the holidays. More than 35,000 diagnostic tests were reported per day, with the positive rate dropping to nearly 8% in the past week. Hospital admissions have slowly declined but remain relatively high, including with intensive care and ventilator use.

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