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Michigan surpasses 5,000 Covid-19 related deaths

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Michigan surpasses 5,000 Covid-19 related deaths

The latest data reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services brings the state to a total of 52,350 cases and 5,017 deaths from the novel coronavirus, with a fatality rate of 10% among the confirmed infections.

The 10th most populous state in the U.S. — ranks fourth in the nation in COVID-19 deaths (5,017), behind New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

The state ranks seventh in confirmed cases after announcing 435 new cases Tuesday. Detroit, the hardest hit area in Michigan, has 10,417 total cases and 1,276 deaths. The city saw an increase of 49 new cases and 16 deaths from Monday’s update.

Statewide, the average age of people who’ve died from the coronavirus is 75.3 years old, as of Tuesday. Those who’ve died ranged from 5 to 107 years old. People 80 years old and older account for the highest percentage of deaths — 42% — but make up only 11% of COVID-19 cases overall.

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As of Friday, 28,234 Michigan residents were considered “recovered” from COVID-19, meaning they were still alive 30 days after the onset of illness. The department doesn’t have data on recoveries by county.

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