1,768 deaths, 27,001 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan

Posted at 2:56 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 15:02:51-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 1,768 deaths and 27,001 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Tuesday.

That's up 166 deaths and 1,366 cases from Monday, when there were 1,602 deaths and 25,635 cases reported.


The average age of those deceased is 73.3 years old, with the median age of 75 years old. The age range is 20-107 years old.

The breakdown by age is below:

0-19 - 1% of cases, 0% of deaths
20-29 - 9% of cases, less than 1% of deaths
30-39 - 13% of cases, 1% of deaths
40-49 - 16% of cases, 5% of deaths
50-59 - 20% of cases, 10% of deaths
60-69 - 18% of cases, 18% of deaths
70-79 - 13% of cases, 28% of deaths
80+ - 10% of cases, 37% of deaths

Of the cases, 45% are male and 54% are female, while 57% of deaths are male and 43% of deaths are female.

View a live map of updated cases here from the state

Michigan ranks fourth in the number of cases, behind New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, but third in deaths behind New York and New Jersey.

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).

The growth in coronavirus infections in Michigan is starting to flatten, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday.

She warned that this doesn't mean business as usual will resume quickly or soon.

"We've got to make sure that we avoid a second wave at all costs. That would be devastating for our economy," Whitmer said. "So we're going to make decisions based on science and having a real strategic phase-in of our economy when it's appropriate and safe to do."

On Tuesday, Oakland County announced it was requiring all employees providing essential services to wear face masks on the job, per an order issued Monday.

The county also set up drive-thru COVID-19 testing for first responders, essential business employees and Pontiac residents who display symptoms.

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