A man wears a protective mask while waiting for a bus in Detroit, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Detroit buses will have surgical masks available to riders starting Wednesday, a new precaution the city is taking from the new coronavirus COVID-19. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A man wears a protective mask while waiting for a bus in Detroit, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Detroit buses will have surgical masks available to riders starting Wednesday, a new precaution the city is taking from the new coronavirus COVID-19. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

While conservatives clamor to limit the coronavirus response of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, nearly a thousand Detroiters lay dead.

LANSING, MI — As protesters are set to take to Lansing in an effort to end the actions Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has taken to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Michigan’s total cases sit about a day away from 40,000.

The daily new deaths for Tuesday represented an uptick from Monday’s numbers, being 120 new deaths. Another round of previously unreported deaths added 40 to that total, meaning the cumulative total deaths is up to 3,567.

Daily confirmed cases are up above 1,000 again, at 1,025. Though that represents a marked day-over-day rise from Monday, it still is below the daily rate at the end of last week. That brings Michigan’s total confirmed cases to 39,262. 

That brings Michigan’s Case Fatality Rate to 9%.

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The ‘Gander reported on how environmental issues in Detroit and medical bias against black communities have contributed to the extreme racial disparity as it relates to coronavirus infections and deaths. With Detroit nearing a thousand dead, MLive reports that the coronavirus so perfectly destroys communities of color it scarcely would have been more devastating if it had been designed for that purpose. 

State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Southwest Detroit), himself one of the over 16,000 Wayne County residents who are confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, said that this has a deep and devastating relationship with the lack of affordable healthcare in communities of color. 

“We always have known this in the black community,” he said. “Now it’s almost like the world knows it.”

According to the daily update from the state, the county-level breakdown is as follows:

  • Alcona: 4  
  • Allegan: 84 (1 death)  
  • Alpena: 67 (4 deaths)
  • Antrim: 9  
  • Arenac:18 (1 death)  
  • Barry: 32 (1 death)
  • Bay: 135 (4 deaths)
  • Benzie: 4
  • Berrien: 232 (15 deaths)
  • Branch: 53 (2 deaths)
  • Calhoun: 210 (11 deaths)
  • Cass: 27 (2 deaths)
  • Charlevoix: 13 (1 death)
  • Cheboygan: 17 (1 death)
  • Chippewa: 2
  • Clare: 11 (1 death)
  • Clinton: 114 (9 deaths)
  • Crawford: 51 (4 deaths)
  • Delta: 13 (2 deaths)
  • Dickinson: 3 (2 deaths)
  • Eaton: 119 (6 deaths)
  • Emmet: 21 (2 deaths)
  • Genesee: 1,533 (174 deaths)
  • Gladwin: 12 (1 death)
  • Gogebic: 4 (1 death)
  • Grand Traverse: 19 (5 deaths)
  • Gratiot: 10 (1 death)
  • Hillsdale: 118 (16 deaths)
  • Houghton 2
  • Huron: 13
  • Ingham: 426 (10 deaths)
  • Ionia: 53 (2 deaths)
  • Iosco: 48 (4 deaths)
  • Isabella: 59 (7 deaths)
  • Jackson: 342 (18 deaths)
  • Kalamazoo: 327 (12 deaths)
  • Kalkaska: 17 (2 deaths)
  • Kent: 1,305 (33 deaths)
  • Lake: 2
  • Lapeer: 166 (24 deaths)
  • Leelanau: 9
  • Lenawee: 88 (1 death)
  • Livingston: 326 (18 deaths)
  • Luce: 1
  • Mackinac: 5
  • Macomb: 5,339 (572 deaths)
  • Manistee: 11
  • Marquette: 43 (8 deaths)
  • Mason: 7
  • Mecosta: 15 (1 death)
  • Menominee: 5
  • Midland: 56 (4 death)
  • Missaukee: 15 (1 death)
  • Monroe: 277 (12 deaths)
  • Montcalm: 37 (1 death)
  • Montmorency: 5
  • Muskegon: 242 (15 deaths)
  • Newaygo: 16
  • Oakland: 7,012 (654 deaths)
  • Oceana: 8 (1 death)
  • Ogemaw: 11
  • Osceola: 4
  • Oscoda: 4 
  • Otsego: 88 (8 deaths)
  • Ottawa: 210 (9 deaths)
  • Presque Isle: 11
  • Roscommon: 14
  • Saginaw: 609 (52 deaths)
  • Sanilac: 34 (4 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft: 3
  • Shiawassee: 173 (8 deaths)
  • St Clair: 309 (21 deaths) 
  • St Joseph: 30 (1 death)
  • Tuscola: 94 (13 deaths)
  • Van Buren: 43 (2 deaths)
  • Washtenaw: 1,033 (56 deaths)
  • Wayne: 16,173 (1,682 deaths) (Detroit alone has 8,811 cases and 988 deaths)
  • Wexford: 9 (2 deaths)
  • Michigan Department of Corrections: 1,074 (38 deaths)
  • Federal Corrections Institute: 82 (1 death)
  • Unknown: 11 (2 deaths)
  • Out of State: 28 (1 death)

Total: 39,262 cases, 3,567 deaths

Nationally, the number of confirmed cases surpassed 1 million Tuesday to reach 1,002,459 and more than 51,000 have died, reports the New York Times

“Models that incorporate strong contact reduction (e.g. IHME, MOBS) suggest that new deaths will continue to occur, but slow substantially over the next four weeks,” said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Conversely, models that do not incorporate as strong contact reductions (e.g. CU 20%, CU 30%) suggest that total deaths may continue to rise quickly.”

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Contact reduction, or social distancing, is popular among Americans, The ‘Gander reports, Despite this, protests encouraging the rapid reignition of state economies continue, like one scheduled in Lansing this Thursday while Michigan fails to meet any of the gating criteria the White House set for reopening state economies. 

Protests like this have had an impact in statistical projections about the national future of the pandemic. As CNN reports, one projection was revised up by nearly 6,500 deaths by August due to an eagerness to reignite economies and a diminishing public will to adhere to social distancing as well as longer peaks in some states than initial models suggested.