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Detroit Daily Round-Up 1/5: Nearly 700 Henry Ford Health System employees test positive for COVID-19 and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Happy Hump Day — let's finish out this week strong!

Today is Wednesday, January 5, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Close to 700 Henry Ford Health System employees test positive for COVID-19 in the last week

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As reported by Henry Ford Health System, almost 700 of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.

The number not only represents around 2% of its approximately 33,000 employees, but is also three times the number of employees infected in comparison to mid-December.

"Those healthcare workers are not available to be part of our teams taking care of our patients and accordingly further jeopardizing our ability to render the safest care," Executive VP and Chief Clinical Officer at Henry Ford Health System Dr. Adnan Munkarah said.

Detroit Police Department creates Spanish language social media pages

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On Tuesday, the Detroit Police Department announced the launch of Spanish language Facebook and Twitter pages designed to reach the city's Spanish speaking population.

In a statement made by Detroit Police Department Chief James E. White, he discussed the importance of assisting the city's Spanish speaking residents.

My primary goal is that the Detroit Police Department be leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. It’s more important than ever and we will embrace it.

The pages can be found on Facebook at Policia de Detroit - Pagina en Espanol and on Twitter at @Policia_Detroit.

Chrysler planning to unveil all-electric vehicle lineup by 2028

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After the unveiling of the Chrysler Airflow Concept by Stellantis this week, plans were also announced for Chrysler to debut an all-electric vehicle lineup by 2028.

“The Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the future direction of the Chrysler brand, providing a peek at the dynamic design, advanced technologies and seamless connectivity that will characterize the full-electric portfolio we plan to reach by 2028,” Chris Feuell, the Chrysler brand CEO, said in a statement. “Chrysler is an iconic American automotive brand, with a heritage in creating new advanced technologies and product segments. Our brand will serve at the forefront as Stellantis transforms to deliver clean mobility and connected customer experiences.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run for reelection

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On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, announced that she will run for reelection to her third term.

Tlaib's newly created district includes west Detroit, Dearborn, western Wayne County and Southfield.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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