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Detroit Daily Round-Up: MI COVID cases rank second in US, Metro Detroit celebrates Giving Tuesday and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!

Today is Tuesday, November 30, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Michigan COVID cases rank second in the nation

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According to Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, the state's chief medical executive, Michigan's COVID-19 totals are nearly leading the nation, trailing only Minnesota.

"We’re already experiencing a surge in cases," Bagdasarian said. "We are already experiencing hospitals that are under strain. Hospitals that are feeling the burden of these cases and not only covid but other respiratory viruses circulating like influenza."

Giving Tuesday across Metro Detroit

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On Tuesday, organizations across Metro Detroit will be looking for donations or volunteers to help on Giving Tuesday.

GT was founded in 2012 and has become a global generosity movement where people can choose to do good.

How Michigan school districts are handling rising COVID cases

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Throughout Michigan classrooms, The primary focus for parents, teachers and school leaders is to keep children healthy and safe with cases on the rise and more holidays right around the corner.

With the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 and older, parents are getting their children vaccinated, and around 10% of Michigan children ages 5-11 are currently vaccinated.

Michigan nonprofit seeks to help residents stay warm this winter

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Saunteel Jenkins is the CEO and director of The Heat and Warmth Fund, which can help low-income families with heating, electricity, rent and more.

"We want to stress that families don't wait - don't wait until you get in trouble," Jenkins said. "Don't wait until it's dangerously cold - if you are behind on your bill - please reach out."

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