2,468 deaths, 32,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Michigan

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:54:21-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 2,468 deaths and 32,000 cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Monday afternoon.

That's up from 2,391 deaths and 31,424 cases that were announced on Sunday. It's an increase of 576 cases and 77 deaths.

Before the new numbers were released, Michigan ranked fifth in the country in the number of cases behind New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and third in the country in coronavirus-related deaths.


The cases and deaths by age are 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, 4% of deaths
50-59 - 19% of cases, 9% of deaths
60-69 - 18% of cases, 19% of deaths
70-79 - 13% of cases, 28% of deaths
80+ - 11% of cases, 38% of deaths

Detroit and Wayne County still have the highest totals, with Oakland and Macomb counties behind.

Michigan House Republicans on Monday unveiled their plan for the state's future response to coronavirus in what they're calling the "roadmap to Michigan's recovery."

House Speaker Lee Chatfield released the suggestions which include transitioning to a risk-based, regional approach with three different tiers.

Governor Whitmer spoke with 7 Action News about her fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 before re-opening the economy.

As of Monday morning, there have been 2,391 deaths in Michigan.

Whitmer said where we are today is much further along than where we were 10 days ago. However, she said Michigan still has a disproportionately large number of COVID-19 cases compared to larger states.

"We can't let up too early...or we could have to be back at stay-home again with a second wave, nobody wants that."

Whitmer reiterated the need for staying the course with her stay-at-home executive orders. She said the only way to allow people back to work is on a case-by-case basis and their job's particular level of risk.

"It's going to come in waves," she said. "We are analyzing the state in terms of the labor shed ... in terms of trends ... in terms of health care capacity ... in terms of what kind of work that it is you do. If you're inside or outside ... if you share tools or machinery. how closely it interfaces with the public. Each of these are factors we have to take into consideration."

Whitmer said re-opening the economy depends on a continued decrease in COVID-19 cases, which can only be monitored by an increase in testing. She said there still aren't enough testing supplies.

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