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Former Lions Players Donate Food Boxes In Detroit(CBS DETROIT) – Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey and former Detroit Lions players Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims took part in an effort Monday to get food in the hands of those in need just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. “This is one of the biggest days of the year when you bring people together family and friends and due to the economy, some people may not be able. Any normal year some people have a hard time during this time of the year but this is an even tougher year and so we want to give back where we can,” said Spivey. Cars lined-up down Connor Avenue on Detroit’s east side for the curb-side service where people stopped by for a free turkey and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving. “We have a lot of issues in this world. You know not just the pandemic and obviously the economy is struggling and a lot of other problems we have in this world but seeing a line like this and people that are in need and just makes you thankful for what you have and realize a lot of work needs to be done,” said Sims. Detroit D4 Project “Giving Thanks” was made possible by community sponsors looking to help Detroit families get the food they need to prepare a holiday dinner at home at no cost. “People are going through a time where they don’t have jobs and different varieties due to Covid in the community so it’s our duty as business owners to have families in the community and support them and make sure that they have a happy thanksgiving and a full plate to eat,” said Zaid Elia, Sponsor, Elia Group CEO. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Michigan Reports 11,511 New Covid-19 Cases, 65 Deaths MondayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 11,511 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 65 deaths Monday. Monday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the MDSS since Saturday, Nov. 21. Over the two days, Sunday and Monday, the average number of new confirmed cases is ~5755 per day. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 314,216 and 8,543 deaths as of Nov. 23.
etired Nurses Help To Fill Gaps As Covid-19 Cases Takes A Toll On Healthcare Workers(CBS DETROIT) – As Michigan continues to see an alarming number of Covid-19 cases, hospitals across Mid-Michigan are trying to prevent overworking their staff on hand. “Our nurses are picking up extra days, but we are very cautious not to burn them out,” said Monica Baranski, chief nursing officer for McLaren Bay Region. “We do have nurses going off daily, with symptoms and the minute they have symptoms we take them out of the workforce, and we do have some struggles with filling those positions.” Baranski said while they are doing good with nursing coverage, “nursing is at a high demand, it's difficult to get even agency nurses right now so we want to stay ahead of the game." Also in some cases, retired nurses are coming in to help cover those open shifts. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Whitmer Says She Has Authority To Order New Stay-Home Order in Michigan MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Missed Gov. Whitmer’s Press Conference? Here’s Her Update On The State’s Response To COVID-19 MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Stimulus Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid? © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.