More than 38K COVID-19 cases in Michigan, 3,400 deaths

By: - April 27, 2020 2:40 pm


There are now 38,210 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 3 p.m. Monday, although state officials believe the actual number of cases is much higher. There were 37,778 cases on Sunday.

Michigan now has had 3,407 people die from COVID-19, up from 3,315 on Sunday.

COVID-19 is in every state in the Lower Peninsula and just five counties in the Upper Peninsula have not recorded cases.

Detroit, the only city in Michigan with its own health department, reports 8,679 cases and 950 deaths. The rest of Wayne County reports 7,193 cases and 672 deaths, bringing the city of Detroit’s and Wayne County’s combined total cases to 15,872. 

Two other hard-hit counties, Oakland and Macomb report 6,913 and 5,425 cases, respectively. Oakland reports 631 deaths; Macomb reports 527. 

Michigan still has the third-most deaths in the United States after New York and New Jersey, according to data tracking from the New York Times, although the state has fallen to No. 7 in case numbers.

The state is showing that 8,342 people have recovered as of Friday. The fatality rate in Michigan is 9%.

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on March 10. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency that day.

Johns Hopkins University reports that there are 3,017,806 confirmed cases worldwide and 209,661 deaths. In the United States, there are 979,077 confirmed cases and 55,563 deaths.

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Allison R. Donahue
Allison R. Donahue

Allison R. Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.