Over 1,000 Deaths in Michigan, 246 in Oakland County, Due to Coronavirus

Over 1,000 Deaths in Michigan, 246 in Oakland County, Due to Coronavirus

(Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2020)

Oakland County, MI – As people struggle with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order,  friends, neighbors, loved ones, and strangers continue to get sick, and some to die of Coronavirus infection.

Statewide there have been 21,504 cases and 1,076 deaths as of Thursday night.

In Oakland County there have been 4,250 cases and 246 deaths.

Wayne County has 574 deaths.  Oakland is second with 246 deaths.  Macomb has 165. Genessee has 48. Washtenaw (Ann Arbor area) has 15. Kent (Grand Rapids area) has 9. And Ingham (Lansing) has 3 deaths thus far.

Today Governor Whitmer expanded the emergency order through April 30, and clarified the need to limit shopping and travel to essential needs and essential jobs.

Oakland County has a dashboard with information about cases, including the numbers by city.  They’ve also added a feature that tracks cases by race, but the data is not yet complete.  Click on the zip codes of the map and check out other stats at https://www.oakgov.com/covid/Pages/default.aspx.

The State of Michigan also provides daily updates, stats, and other info at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

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