On March 10, Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency as the state’s first two positive cases of COVID-19 were identified.
As of 2 p.m. March 23, the state had 1,328 presumptive positive cases and 15 deaths in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health reported.
The cases of COVID-19 are split evenly among men and women. The highest incident rate is in the 60-69 age range, with 20 percent of cases in that category. Other age groups: 0-19 years, one percent; 20-29 years, nine percent; 30-39 years, 14 percent; 40-49 years, 18 percent, 50-59 years, 19 percent; 70-79 years, 12 percent; and age 80 and over account for seven percent of COVID-19 cases.
Oakland County had 329 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 and four deaths as of 2 p.m. March 23. In the City of Detroit, at 411 cases and six deaths, is higher than Oakland County in Michigan.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 4,226 cases of people infected with COVID-19 as of noon on March 17, with 75 total deaths since the outbreak began.
As of noon on March 24, there were 33,404 cases of presumptive positive coronavirus in the U.S. and 400 deaths, according to the CDC. — J.N.