Number Of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Michigan Climbs To 1,791

Total of 24 people in the state have died

WWJ News
March 24, 2020 - 3:03 pm

    (WWJ) The number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in Michigan, with 1,791 cases now confirmed by state health officials. The state is also reporting that nine more people in Michigan have now died of COVID-19, for a total of 24 deaths. 

    A majority of confirmed cases of the virus are in metro Detroit; and Wayne County, especially the city of Detroit, and Oakland County remain the most hard-hit areas. 

    The new official total, released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday afternoon, includes 463 new cases. 

    Here is the latest breakdown from the state by county: (Note that the City of Detroit and Wayne County are counted and reported separately)

    •   Allegan 1 
    •   Barry 1 
    •   Bay 2 
    •   Berrien 8 
    •   Calhoun 4 
    •   Charlevoix 3 
    •   Chippewa 1 
    •   Clare 1 
    •   Clinton 5 
    •   City of Detroit City (8 deaths)
    •   Eaton 3 
    •   Emmet 2 
    •   Genesee 34 
    •   Gladwin 2 
    •   Grand Traverse 3 
    •   Hillsdale 1 
    •   Ingham 15 
    •   Isabella 2 
    •   Jackson 6 
    •   Kalamazoo 3 
    •   Kalkaska 1 
    •   Kent 31 (1 death)
    •   Lapeer 1 
    •   Leelanau 1 
    •   Livingston 13 
    •   Macomb 225 (3 deaths)
    •   Manistee 1 
    •   Midland 5 
    •   Monroe 12 
    •   Montcalm 1 
    •   Muskegon 3 
    •   Newaygo 2 
    •   Oakland 428 (4 deaths)
    •   Otsego 5 
    •   Ottawa 15 
    •   Roscommon 1 
    •   Saginaw 8 
    •   St. Clair 8 
    •   Tuscola 1 
    •   Washtenaw 50 (3 deaths)
    •   Wayne 310 (5 deaths)
    •   Wexford 1 
    •   Out of State 6 
    •   County Not Reported 2 

    Overall Percentage of Cases by Sex:

    • Male 52%
    • Female 48%

    Percentage of Cases by Age:

    •   0 to 19 years 1%
    •   20 to 29 years 8%
    •   30 to 39 years 13%
    •   40 to 49 years 17%
    •   50 to 59 years 20%
    •   60 to 69 years 21%
    •   70 to 79 years 13%
    •   80+ years 7%

    Later Tuesday, Oakland County and Wayne County each reported one additional death and several more confirmed cases, which would bring the state total of more than 1,800 cases and 26 deaths. Those numbers were not immediately cofirmed by the state, which releases the official count at around 2 p.m. each day. 

    This comes with a "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer now in effect statewide. The goal of the order, Whitmer said, is to slow the spread of the virus. The order — which runs until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. —  bans gatherings of people not part of the same household. It also shuts down all non-essential businesses, although grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and banks remain open to the public. GET DETAILS HERE.