617 deaths, 15,718 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 14:43:29-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 617 deaths and 15,718 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, according to the Johns Hopkins map on coronavirus cases and deaths by state.

This is now 77 more deaths from Saturday and 1,493 new positive cases.

Related: WATCH: 'The Governor's Town Hall' with Gov. Whitmer answering coronavirus questions

The age breakdown is below.

0-19 - 1% of cases, 0% of deaths
20-29 - 9% of cases, 1% of deaths
30-39 - 13% of cases, 2% of deaths
40-49 - 17% of cases, 6% of deaths
50-59 - 20% of cases, 12% of deaths
60-69 - 18% of cases, 20% of deaths
70-79 - 13% of cases, 24% of deaths
80+ - 8% of cases, 35% of deaths


Both the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said that at this point — Michigan could now be five weeks away from its peak in this outbreak.

“To get through this we must all do our part. Stay hone, stay safe and save lives," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a virtual town hall on the coronavirus Thursday night.

On Friday, Whitmer signed an executive order protecting workers who stay home when they or their close contacts are sick.

All employers are prohibited from discharging, disciplining or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their close contacts tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms.

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