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Published 3/28/2020
3:33pm

Nearly 1,000 New Positive Cases Statewide Confirmed In Past 24 Hours

Of More Than 15,000 Tests, More Than 11,000 Negative

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The State of Michigan continues to provide additional data as it unrolls a new reporting method.  Today, State data shows 15,282 total Coronavirus tests administered of which 11,893 returned negative results.  The State clarifies that data from additional private testing facilities will be included over time, and also notes that specimen test counts do not equal number of people with COVID-19, because some individuals may have been tested more than once or may have been tested by an out of state lab.

Today, the State of Michigan formally reports 993 new Coronavirus cases as of 10am on Saturday March 28th.  The state now has 4,650 cases.  111 people have succombed to COVID-19 in the state of Michigan.

The breakdown of cases in Michigan by gender is 50-50, but the fatality rate skews significantly higher for males than females, at 68% vs. 31%.  (1% is unknown)

The average age of those that have died in the state due to Coronavirus is 68 years old.  But the disease is known to be impacting persons ranging in age from 36 years old to 97 years old.

Shiawassee-area data:

Clinton... 13 cases
Genesee...110 cases, 5 deaths
Gratiot...2 cases
Ingham... 32 cases
Livingston... 41 cases, 2 deaths
Saginaw... 19 cases
Shiawassee... 2 cases
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Total for Shiawassee and surrounding counties... 219 cases, 7 deaths


Most Impacted Counties data:

Wayne County including Detroit... 2,316 cases, 46 deaths
Oakland County... 1,018 cases, 31 deaths
Macomb County... 534 cases, 17 deaths
Washtenaw County... 185 cases, 3 deaths
Genesee County... 110 cases, 5 deaths


U.S. data (Worldometers.info):
119,659 cases
15,533 new cases in past 24 hours
1,988 deaths
292 deaths reported in past 24 hours
Fatality rate: 1.7%

World data (Worldometers.info):
656,740 cases
30,398 deaths
Fatality rate: 4.6%

141,414 recovered

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Update 3/29/2020

General Motors says it will be ready to ship ventilators as soon as next month.  The auto manufacturer announced on Friday that it will build the ventilators at its Kokomo Indiana plant and Level 1 surgical masks at its Warren Michigan plant.

Governor Whitmer isn't stepping up, according to President Donald Trump.  The President recently issued criticism of Michigan's leadership as the White House weighs a request by the state for federal aid.

High water in the Great Lakes will affect everyone in the state, officials are advising.  Heading into spring, the lakes are full and many of Michigan's beaches are already vanishing due to extreme weather and climate change.

Students in Michigan will likely not return to class this school year, Governor Whitmer told Detroit radio station WWJ-AM.  Presently, schools are closed through April 13th.

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto I-94 in Detroit on Friday morning.  It happened in the early morning hours and closed that section of the freeway.  By afternoon, much of the bridge had already been removed.

East Lansing's Wharton Center has cancelled its Young Playwrights Festival originally planned for May 9th due to Coronavirus.

Some Genesee County inmates are being released in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Sheriff Chris Swanson said the release of the nonviolent inmates, based on guidance from Gvernor Whitmer, is an effort to decrease the facility population.

A Muskegon man who fell through ice at Pere Marquette Park in late February perished.  A body recently pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as 30 year old Ramal Roby.