1,076 deaths, 21,504 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Michigan

Posted at 2:47 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 14:54:41-04

(WXYZ) — The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan is now at 1,076 while the number of cases is at 21,504, according to the state.

That's up from 959 deaths and 20,346 cases from Wednesday. It is the third straight day with more than 100 deaths reported, and the second-highest number of deaths reported in a single day.

Michigan still ranks third in the country for cases and deaths from COVID-19, behind New York and New Jersey, and ahead of California and Louisiana.

View a map of the case breakdown in Michigan here

The percentage of deaths by age is below.

0-19 - 0%
20-29 - 1%
30-39 - 2%
40-49 - 5%
50-59 - 11%
60-69 - 20%
70-79 - 28%
80+ - 33%

The average age of deceased is 72.1 years old, with the media age at 73 years old and the age range of 20-107 years old.


Whitmer extended the state's stay-at-home order to May 1, she announced Thursday.

“Michigan has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing. We must continue to do everything we can to slow the spread and protect our families,” Whitmer said. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. When we do, we can save lives and shorten the amount of time we’re working through this crisis, which will be good for our families and good for our economy in the long-run. We can also protect critical infrastructure workers like doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, and child care workers. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that people stay home and stay safe.”

Michigan saw 384,844 unemployment filings between March 28 and April 4.

This is higher than the 304,335 who filed for unemployment the previous week, according to totals released on Thursday.

The state reported major layoffs in manufacturing, retail trade, construction, administrative, waste management, support, remediation services, health care and more.

Cumulative data shows that 56 patients have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The first set of reported recovery data was released Wednesday, April 8, however, the state website notes that the total recovery numbers are as of April 3.

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