1,602 deaths, 25,635 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Michigan

Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 18:22:30-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 1,602 deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan and 25,635 cases. That's up from 1,487 deaths and 24,638 cases on Sunday.

Editor's Note: The state previously reported the number of deaths at 1,697, an increase of 210 deaths. We have updated the information after the state changed the numbers.

The age breakdown for the deaths is below.

0-19 - 0%
20-29 - 1%
30-39 - 2%
40-49 - 5%
50-59 - 11%
60-69 - 19%
70-79 - 28%
80+ - 36%

View a live map of updated cases here from the state

433 people have recovered from the virus, according to the state. They'll update recovery numbers every Saturday. Recovered is defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).

On Sunday, the daily number of COVID-19 deaths and positive cases showed significant declines from the numbers reported the day before. However, Michigan health officials say these numbers may not represent a true decline in COVID-19 deaths and cases in the state.

There were 95 deaths reported on Sunday, April 12, which is down from 111 deaths reported on April 11. Additionally, there were just 645 positive cases reported on Sunday, which is significantly down from the 1,210 reported from April 11.

Michigan health officials say a number of factors play into the recent drop, one being data reported over the weekend and the actual amount of lab tests being done during that time.

"Reported case counts may reflect a reduction in the amount of laboratory testing performed over the weekend and holiday," the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said in a release. "Single day fluctuations in the number of confirmed cases may not be significant, as a number of external factors can affect data reporting."

Data reported on Sundays have shown consistent decreases, MDHHS says, although there is limited data for comparison.

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