City of Detroit reports no new coronavirus deaths

Posted at 4:39 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:40:46-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The City of Detroit reported no new coronavirus deaths on Sunday – the first time that has happened since the pandemic began two months ago.

Detroit – which has more than 20% of the state's coronavirus deaths and cases – has been on a steady decline of day-to-day coronavirus cases and deaths due to several reasons.

The city is also aggressively testing its senior apartment buildings, the latest strategy that started with testing at nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the city.

In all, there are 10,373 cases of coronavirus and 1,257 deaths. In the state, there are 4,891 deaths from coronavirus and 51,142 cases. The number of deaths reported Sunday were among the lowest since the pandemic began.

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