Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said 12,208 people in Michigan prisons have been tested for Covid-19
She said 2,152 people were positive for the virus and 6,162 were negative. Results for 3,894 tests are still pending.
“Michigan has tested more prisoners than any state in the country,” Whitmer said.
The state is also offering parole at what the governor expects to be a record pace.
“Last week the parole board paroled 225 people. This week they have 273 projected paroles. Next week, they project 253, and the week of May 25, they project 303. That will likely be the highest number of paroles in one week,” Whitmer said.