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The first person in Michigan died of complications due to COVID-19 early Wednesday morning at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County, the hospital announced.
The man was in his 50s. Michigan has 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The World Health Organization reports there are 193,475 confirmed cases worldwide and 7,864 deaths. In the United States, there are 4,356 confirmed cases and 79 deaths.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is slated to give an update at 4 p.m. Wednesday on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Advance will have more later today on this and actions the state is taking in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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