Graphic by Tania Lili
Graphic by Tania Lili

Despite initial optimism after a good weekend, it seems cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus are climbing again. Some 184 deaths were documented in the last 24 hours.

MICHIGAN — The day-over-day death toll of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has climbed again. From Sunday, when the daily death count fell below 100, to the 184 deaths since Governor Whitmer’s press conference yesterday, counts are again on the rise. 

Daily new confirmed cases are rising as well, though as The Gander reported weekend figures might have been artificially low due to a holiday, making some of the new confirmed cases this week a correction to that undercount.  

The present statistics show 27,001 identified cases of the coronavirus and 1,768 deaths compared to 25,635 cases with 1,602 deaths at roughly the same time yesterday for a day-to-day change of 184 deaths and 1,366 new confirmed diagnoses in the last 24 hours. 

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According to the latest update from Michigan.gov, the breakdown of cases by county is as follows:

  • Allegan: 23
  • Alpena: 1
  • Antrim: 8
  • Arenac: 5
  • Barry: 14 (1 death)
  • Bay: 60 (2 deaths)
  • Berrien: 111 (5 deaths)
  • Branch: 29 (2 deaths)
  • Calhoun: 90 (3 deaths)
  • Cass: 13 (1 death)
  • Charlevoix: 11 (1 death)
  • Cheboygan: 12 (1 death)
  • Chippewa: 1 (1 death)
  • Clare: 4 (1 death)
  • Clinton: 98 (4 deaths)
  • Crawford: 15 (1 death)
  • Delta: 9 (1 death)
  • Dickinson: 3 (2 deaths)
  • Eaton: 76 (5 deaths)
  • Emmet: 21 (2 deaths)
  • Genesee: 1,030 (86 deaths)
  • Gladwin: 5
  • Gogebic: 4 (1 death)
  • Grand Traverse: 17 (3 deaths)
  • Gratiot: 7
  • Hillsdale: 79 (9 deaths)
  • Houghton: 2
  • Huron: 6
  • Ingham: 263 (4 deaths)
  • Ionia: 17 (2 deaths)
  • Iosco: 4 (1 death)
  • Isabella: 42 (4 deaths)
  • Jackson: 183 (7 deaths)
  • Kalamazoo: 94 (8 deaths)
  • Kalkaska: 14 (2 deaths)
  • Kent: 325 (14 deaths)
  • Lake: 2
  • Lapeer: 117 (9 deaths)
  • Leelanau: 4
  • Lenawee: 53
  • Livingston: 238 (6 deaths)
  • Luce: 1
  • Mackinac: 4
  • Macomb: 3,620 (293 deaths)
  • Manistee: 10 (1 death)
  • Marquette: 26 (5 deaths)
  • Mason: 3
  • Mecosta: 11 (1 death)
  • Midland: 33 (1 death)
  • Missaukee: 1 (1 death)
  • Monroe: 196 (8 deaths)
  • Montcalm: 23 (1 death)
  • Montmorency: 1
  • Muskegon: 85 (5 deaths)
  • Newaygo: 7
  • Oakland: 5,364 (364 deaths)
  • Oceana: 3 (1 death)
  • Ogemaw: 4
  • Osceola: 5
  • Oscoda: 4
  • Otsego: 34 (2 deaths)
  • Ottawa: 67 (2 deaths)
  • Presque Isle: 2
  • Roscommon: 9
  • Saginaw: 302 (17 deaths)
  • Sanilac: 23 (2 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft: 3
  • Shiawassee: 62 (1 death)
  • St. Clair: 211 (7 deaths)
  • St. Joseph: 22 (1 death)
  • Tuscola: 45 (9 deaths)
  • Van Buren: 22 (2 deaths)
  • Washtenaw: 772 (21 deaths)
  • Wayne: 12,209 (with 393 deaths. Detroit alone has 7,004 cases and 427 deaths)
  • Wexford: 7 (1 death)
  • Michigan Department of Corrections: 429 (9 deaths)
  • Federal Correctional Institutions: 23
  • Out of state: 157
  • Unknown: 91 (4 deaths)

Total: 27,001 cases, 1,768 deaths 

Nationally, almost 600,000 have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and the overall death toll surpassed 25,000 according to data reported by the Washington Post. At present, Michigan remains the state with the third-highest number of confirmed cases, leading Massachusetts by only 174.

While President Trump has set his latest goal post for a return to normal operation as May 1, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the figure most trusted on the national level to provide accurate coronavirus pandemic information called that timetable optimistic.