The state of Michigan, one of the hardest hit by the spread of the coronavirus, has seen more than a quarter of its workforce file for unemployment benefits.
The number of Covid-19 cases has climbed to 25,635, while the death toll has reached 1,602, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced during a press conference Monday. More than 1 million Michiganders have sought jobless benefits, according to the state’s labor department.
Whitmer, 48, is one of the candidates Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is considering for his running mate. She governs a crucial swing state that President Donald Trump won by a slim margin in 2016. Biden and other national Democrats have rallied to her defense in the wake ofrecent attacks waged from the White House.
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