Detroit Police Chief and 39 of his officers have examined constructive for coronavirus

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig. - STEVE NEAVLING

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig is the most recent high-profile Detroiter to check constructive for the coronavirus.

At the least 39 cops have additionally examined constructive.

An extra 468 officers — or almost 1 / 4 of the police drive — have been quarantined, posing a critical problem in one of many nation’s most violent cities.


In simply the previous day, 14 officers have examined constructive for coronavirus.

“That is the world we stay in now,” Mayor Mike Duggan mentioned at a press convention Friday.

Officers’ temperatures are actually being taken in the beginning of their shifts to display them for probably having the virus.


Assistant Chief James White, who’s taking on day-to-day duties, mentioned Craig is wholesome, and he’s optimistic the chief will rebound. Craig has not been hospitalized.

“The chief may be very match, centered on vitamin and train,” White mentioned.

Duggan mentioned he has not been examined as a result of he isn’t displaying any signs.


“I’ve made it some extent to remain a minimum of six ft away from everyone,” Duggan mentioned, referring to CDC pointers.

On Friday, Detroit surpassed 1,000 positive coronavirus cases, with 23 deaths.

Duggan has been working with hospitals, companies, and different native governments to supply extra testing websites. On Friday, town began drive-through testing on the Michigan Fairgrounds.


Earlier this week, Detroit group chief Marlowe Stoudamire turned the primary well-known determine to die of the coronavirus in Michigan. WDIV-TV morning information anchor Evrod Cassimy has additionally revealed that he examined constructive for the virus, and says he’s recovering. Rev. Horace Sheffield III, a civil rights activist, additionally examined constructive after touring to New York to go to Rev. Al Sharpton.

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