959 deaths, 20,346 cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan

Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 14:58:36-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 959 deaths and 20,346 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, according to new numbers released from the state on Wednesday afternoon.

That's up from 18,970 cases and 845 deaths. Tuesday was the largest single-day increase in deaths with 117. Wednesday's was up 114 deaths, for the higest two-day total.

The age breakdown for deaths is below:

0-19 - 0%
20-29 - 1%
30-39 - 2%
40-49 - 5%
50-59 - 11%
60-69 - 19%
70-79 - 27%
80+ - 34%


Michigan still ranks third in the country for cases and deaths from COVID-19, behind New York and New Jersey, and ahead of California and Louisiana.

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.

On Wednesday, Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency added staff and expanded hours at call centers to help those people filing for unemployment during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Also Wednesday, Henry Ford Health System said 853 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the last 30 days.

Overall, Henry Ford says 4,037 patients tested positive while 6,199 patients tested negative.

There is a total of 743 COVID-19 patients currently admitted at Henry Ford hospitals

The average length of stay in the hospital is 6.46 days. The average length of stay in the intensive care unit is 7.71 days.

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