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Number of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan reaches 24 with 1,791 total cases

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 15:18:37-04

(WXYZ) — There are now 24 confirmed deaths as a result of COVID-19 in Michigan.

Currently, there are 1,791 total positive COVID-19 cases in the state. On Monday, 15 deaths and 1,328 positive cases were reported.

Of those, 52% are male and 48% are female.

The age breakdown is below.

0-19 - 1%
20-29 - 8%
30-39 - 13%
40-49 - 17%
50-59 - 20%
60-69 - 21%
70-79 - 13%
80+ - 7%

41 of Michigan's 83 counties have reported at least one case. Wayne County has the largest total with 873 cases, 563 of which are in the city of Detroit.

One of the state's deaths has been identified as a 38-year-old man who was a 911 dispatcher for the Detroit Police Department. The employee reportedly traveled out of state and reported not feeling well when he returned.

Officials say he passed away early Monday morning.

On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order requiring non-essential workers to stay at home. The "stay-at-home" order is currently in effect for at least the next three weeks.

Critical services will remain open, and people will be allowed to leave to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, to take care of family members, and you can still go outside for walks, runs, hikes and more. Just maintain social distancing. Also remaining open will be banks, gas stations and more.

Schools will also remain closed until April 13.

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