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845 deaths, 18,970 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 15:23:45-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 845 deaths from COVID-19 and 18,970 confirmed cases in the state of Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Tuesday.

That's up 118 deaths and 1,749 cases from the day before, and is the largest single-day increase in deaths, beating the previous high of 110 set the day before on Monday.

The state still ranks third in the country for cases and deaths, behind New York and New Jersey respectively.

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View a map of the case breakdown in Michigan here

Both the Michigan House and Senate voted Tuesday to extend Michigan's emergency disaster declaration through at least April 30.

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, 5% of deaths
50-59 - 20% of cases, 11% of deaths
60-69 - 18% of cases, 19% of deaths
70-79 - 13% of cases, 27% of deaths
80+ - 9% of cases, 34% of deaths

The average age of the deceased is 72.2 years old with the median age of 73 years old. The age range of the deceased is 20-107 years old.

The Senate rejected an amendment for a 70-day resolution. This would have granted Governor Gretchen Whitmer greater executive authority during this crisis.

On Monday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the state would start releasing the number of people who have recovered from the virus. We will update this story with that number when it is out.

Whitmer also said that several hospitals in Michigan were just days away from running out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which includes masks, face shields, gowns and gloves.

More shipments from FEMA are expected, including 1 million N95 masks coming to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties this week.

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