A man has died in Washtenaw County as a result of the coronavirus, bringing Michigan’s death toll to nine.
The patient, described only as an “elderly, adult male with underlying health conditions,” was hospitalized Saturday and died Sunday at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department. His death is the first atttributed to COVID-19 in the county.
“While we know there are no words that can lessen this family’s grief and our community’s loss and fears, his death is an urgent reminder to all of us,” Washtenaw County Health Officer Jimena Loveluck said in a news release. “We must act now and act together to protect everyone’s health to the greatest degree possible.”
As of Sunday afternoon, there were 1,035 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan, according to figures released by the state.
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The previously reported deaths in Michigan include:
- A 52-year-old Macomb County man with underlying health conditions who died Saturday at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
- A 71-year-old man with underlying health issues who died Saturday at a Spectrum Health hospital in Kent County.
- A Detroit woman in her 90s who died Friday, according to the Detroit Health Department. No other details of her death were released.
- An Oakland County woman in her 90s who died Saturday at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield and had underlying health conditions.
- A 50-year-old Oakland County man with underlying health conditions who died Friday, the Oakland County Health Division reported. It did not release additional details about the man.
- An 81-year-old Detroit woman with underlying health conditions who died Thursday at Henry Ford Health System’s hospital in Detroit.
- A Detroit woman in her 50s, with underlying health conditions, who died at McLaren Oakland Hospital on Thursday.
- A Southgate man in his 50s, with underlying health conditions, who died early Wednesday at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County, the state’s first death from the virus.
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