Senator Gary Peters working towards more supplies for medical personnel

MARQUETTE COUNTY — The Coronavirus has made a devastating impact on Michigan and is continually seeing more positive test results and the death toll is slowly rising.

The State of Michigan saw 1,457 new COVID-19 cases and 80 new deaths reported today. While the total of cases in Michigan have hit 10,791 and the death toll is at 417 overall. These numbers continue to grow and therefore many doctors, physicians, nurses and medical technicians are in need of more personal protective equipment, resources, and space for the constant flow of new cases.

Michigan’s representatives know what is needed and continue to fight for Michiganders and the personnel on the front lines of this pandemic. One of those politicians fighting for more supplies and resources is Senator Gary Peters.

“I am working aggressively with FEMA to bring more materials into Michigan,” said Senator Gary Peters, D-MI. “Traditionally they will spread that around all across the country. I am making the vigorous case that you can’t do that. We are basically in a triage situation right now. We have significant hot spots that need this equipment for their medical people. There are other areas in the country that have not been impacted yet, but are likely to be impacted later. In that later time other production will be coming on. Right now we have to bring in personal protection equipment to Northern Michigan, Traverse City area, also certainly in the hot spots like Southeast Michigan and Detroit which in particular is being hit.”

To help these medical personnel on the front lines of this crisis people need to continue to stay inside their homes, practice social distancing, and wash your hands.