43 Now Dead In Michigan From COVID-19; More Than 500 New Cases Confirmed

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) The state of Michigan now has nearly 2,300 cases of COVID-19, with a total of 43 related deaths now confirmed in the state..

The new numbers, reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday afternoon, include 506 new cases and 19 additional deaths since this time yesterday.

The official number of cases in the state now stands at 2,295; with Oakland County, Wayne County and the City of Detroit remaining hotspots for the virus. 

Health officials say 21 people in Wayne County have died, including 12 in Detroit. In Oakland County, a total of 10 people have died since the outbreak began. 

Here are the latest official breakdowns by county, sex and age:  

Overall Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by County

  •   Allegan 1 
  •   Barry 1 
  •   Bay 3 
  •   Berrien 10 
  •   Calhoun 6 
  •   Charlevoix 4 
  •   Chippewa 1  
  •   Clare 1 
  •   Clinton 6 
  •   Detroit City 705 (12 deaths)
  •   Eaton 3 
  •   Emmet 2 
  •   Genesee 46 
  •   Gladwin 2 
  •   Grand Traverse 3 
  •   Hillsdale 2 
  •   Ingham  18 
  •   Iosco 1 
  •   Isabella 2 
  •   Jackson 12 
  •   Kalamazoo 5 
  •   Kalkaska 2 
  •   Kent 36 1
  •   Lapeer 1 
  •   Leelanau 1 
  •   Lenawee 1 
  •   Livingston 16 (1 death)
  •   Luce 1 
  •   Macomb 281 (7 deaths)
  •   Manistee 1 
  •   Marquette 1 
  •   Midland 6 
  •   Monroe 18 
  •   Montcalm 2 
  •   Muskegon 3 
  •   Newaygo 1 
  •   Oakland 543 (10 deaths)
  •   Otsego 6 
  •   Ottawa 16 
  •   Roscommon 1 
  •   Saginaw 9 
  •   Sanilac 2 
  •   St. Clair 10 
  •   Tuscola 2 
  •   Van Buren 2 
  •   Washtenaw 72 (3 deaths)
  •   Wayne 417  (9 deaths)
  •   Wexford 1 
  •   Out of State 7 

**Note: City of Detroit and Wayne County are reported separately.

Overall Percentage of Cases by Sex

  •   Male 51%
  •   Female 49%

Percentage of Cases by Age

  •   0 to 19 years 1%
  •   20 to 29 years 8%
  •   30 to 39 years 12%
  •   40 to 49 years 17%
  •   50 to 59 years 19%
  •   60 to 69 years 21%
  •   70 to 79 years 14%
  •   80+ years 8%

The three main symptoms of coronavirus are fever, cough and shortness of breath. In order to mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19, everyone is encouraged to take action to reduce the spread, including: wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; avoid handshakes; avoid contact with people who are sick; and stay home when you are sick. Officials are urging social distancing -- staying at least six feet away from other people -- to help flatten the curve.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. Stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 where we will remain live, local and committed to bringing you the latest information during this outbreak.