Michigan coronavirus cases near 45,000; death toll now at 4,179

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DETROIT — The total coronavirus case count in Michigan reached 44,397, with 4,179 reported deaths.

State officials reported an additional 447 cases Tuesday, with 44 new deaths since Monday.

Detroit remains the hardest-hit area in Michigan, with 9,424 total cases and 1,108 confirmed deaths. Wayne County has 7,967 cases with 837 deaths. Wayne County and Detroit data are reported separately.

Genesee County, home to Flint, hit the 200 death mark Tuesday, with 200 deaths and 1,668 cases.

The Michigan Department of Corrections reports 1,898 cases with 48 deaths. The Federal Correctional Institute has 98 cases with two deaths.

As of May 1, the state reported a total of 15,659 people have recovered from COVID-19. This is defined as alive 30 days post-onset from coronavirus.

Black residents make up 32% of the total coronavirus cases and 41% of the fatality rate, but are just 14% of the total population. White residents make up 34% of the cases and 49% of the deaths.

State data show 20% of cases and 6% of deaths involved people of an unknown race.

The average age of death is 74.9 years old. The highest percentage of cases is those aged 50-59 at 19% of all cases, while the highest death rate is 80 or older at 41%. The oldest known coronavirus fatality was 107 years old.

Woman total 53% of the cases and 46% of the deaths. Men make up 46% of the cases and 54% of the deaths.


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