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The Ingham County Health Department reports that in January, a child in the county died from seasonal influenza.


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Sparrow Hospital in Lansing is moving its collection site for donations of supplies like gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes on Monday.


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Top officials at Michigan State University are taking temporary pay cuts as part of MSU’s response to the financial impact of COVID-19.


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Capital Region International Airport in Lansing will get more than $10-million dollars in federal funding in response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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At many stations across the U.S., today is Public Radio Music Day. WKAR is joining in, and Scott Pohl has this report on how COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are affecting local musicians.


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The city of Lansing is launching a COVID-19 “rescue fund” on Monday, designed to help small businesses stay afloat.


The Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing is temporarily closed because a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19.


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The COVID-19 pandemic hit home for Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig in recent weeks. Her partner came home from the hospital this week after a battle that landed him in intensive care. WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.


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Researchers are trying to find ways to test more people for Coronavirus, and to get results faster.

Dr. Brett Etchebarne is a biomedical engineering researcher at Michigan State University. He also works in emergency rooms at both McLaren and Sparrow Hospitals in Lansing, and has been treating COVID-19 patients. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Etchebarne about how he hopes to improve Coronavirus testing.


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Moving the Detroit Auto Show to the summer this year might have helped the city avoid an earlier, and worse, Coronavirus outbreak.


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