1,328 Cases Of Coronavirus Now Confirmed In Michigan; 15 Deaths

WWJ News
March 23, 2020 - 2:16 pm

(WWJ) The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan has jumped to 1,328, according to health officials, and 15 people have died.

The latest information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Monday afternoon, just a few hours after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order for the state

Here is the breakdown: 

Overall Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by County

  •   Allegan 1 
  •   Barry 1 
  •   Bay 1 
  •   Berrien 5 
  •   Calhoun 3 
  •   Charlevoix 2 
  •   Chippewa 1 
  •   Clare 1 
  •   Clinton 2 
  •   Detroit City 411 (6 deaths)
  •   Eaton 2 
  •   Emmet 1 
  •   Genesee 23 
  •   Gladwin 1 
  •   Grand Traverse 1 
  •   Ingham 12 
  •   Jackson 1 
  •   Kalamazoo 3 
  •   Kent 28 (1 death)
  •   Leelanau 1 
  •   Livingston 9 
  •   Macomb 175 (2 deaths)
  •   Midland 5 
  •   Monroe 7 
  •   Montcalm 1 
  •   Muskegon 1 
  •   Newaygo 1 
  •   Oakland 329 (4 deaths)
  •   Otseg o3 
  •   Ottawa 11 
  •   Roscommon 1 
  •   Saginaw 2 
  •   St. Clair 7 
  •   Tuscola 1 
  •   Washtenaw 42 
  •   Wayne 227 (2 deaths)
  •   Wexford 1 
  •   Out of State 4 

(City of Detroit and Wayne County are reported separately.)

Overall Percentage of Cases by Sex:

  •   Male 50%
  •   Female 50%

Percentage of Cases by Age

  •   0 to 19 years 1%
  •   20 to 29 years 9%
  •   30 to 39 years 14%
  •   40 to 49 years 18%
  •   50 to 59 years 19%
  •   60 to 69 years 20%
  •   70 to 79 years 12%
  •   80+ years 7%

State health officials say there are about 25,000 hospital beds to treat problems like the novel coronavirus in Michigan but the fear is if the spread continues at the current rate, up to 1 million beds would be needed.

Gov. Whitmer says at the current rate, 60-70% of Michiganders could get COVID-19. The state says they can now test 1,000 residents a day and they expect to be able to increase that number over the next several days and beyond.

“Taking aggressive action to protect our communities is the most important thing we can do to mitigate further spread of COVID-19,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “If we do this now, we can make sure our hospitals and healthcare workers are prepared to take care of the sickest people. It is crucial that people do the right thing by staying home and staying safe.” 

Michigan has the sixth largest number of cases in the country, according to the last official count.