959 Dead With More Than 20K COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Michigan

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(WWJ) Health officials warned that this would be a bad week; and, unfortunately, they were right. It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet reached its peak in Michigan, as case and death counts continue their climb.

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There has been no change yet in the age range in Michigan as far as fatalities. The oldest person to die was 107 years old and the youngest was 20.

Here is a breakdown of cases by age: 

  • 0 to 19 years 1% cases 0%  deaths
  • 20 to 29 years 9% cases 1%  deaths
  • 30 to 39 years 13% cases 2%  deaths
  • 40 to 49 years 17% cases 5%  deaths
  • 50 to 59 years 20% cases 11% deaths
  • 60 to 69 years 18% cases 20% deaths
  • 70 to 79 years 13% cases 28% deaths
  • 80+ years 9% cases 33% deaths
  • Unknown<1% cases  0% li>

While a slghtly larger number of women are testing positive in the state, more men are dying of COVID-19. Some health experts believe this could be due to lifestyle and/or higene differences between men and women,

Here is an updated breakdown of cases by sex:

  • Male 46% of cases 58% deaths
  • Female 52% of cases 42% deaths
  • Unknown 2% of cases <1% li>

Get more stats from the state, including a closer look at counties. AT THIS LINK.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, meanwhile, says there are signs that social distancing is working in the city's fight against COVID-19. "The storm's not over," the mayor said, "but for the first time we can see that we can beat this. Something new Wednesday: Masks are now available for riders on DDOT buses.

This comes as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is soon expected to extend her "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order due to COVID-19. Lt. Gov. Garland Gilchest says an announcement is coming this week.

Whitmer said the virus is expected to peak in Michigan at the end of April or early May.