Michigan now has 80 confirmed COVID-19 cases, first death reported

LANSING, Mich.—The state of Michigan’s total of COVID-19 cases rose to 80 on Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

A male patient in his 50s with underlying health conditions at a Wayne County hospital died on Wednesday morning after testing positive for coronavirus, Beaumont Health said in a press release.

The Wayne County patient is Michigan's first death related to COVID-19.

Fifteen more cases of the virus were confirmed as of Wednesday, with five cases in Detroit, two in Macomb County, seven in Oakland County, and one in Wayne County.

Wayne County and the city of Detroit are being reported separately.

As of Wednesday, there were still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Berrien or Cass counties.

The new cases brings Michigan’s total to 80.

Of the confirmed coronavirus cases, 43% of patients are hospitalized.

In Michigan, 29% of cases involve patients between the age of 60 and 69.

For more information about coronavirus in Michigan, visit the state’s website.

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