Stories tagged: "covid deaths"


This file photo shows a hospital bed in one of the temporary rooms at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The city's convention center was converted to accommodate an overflow of patients with the coronavirus. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction at the TCF Center to create a quarantined hospital setting with 1,000 beds as the pandemic spread rapidly in the city. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
1 Million Americans—Including 36,098 Michiganders—Dead from COVID

As the pandemic’s death clock rolls past the 1 million Americans mark, Michigan’s death toll is ninth-highest in the nation (36,098 by deadline today). That’s the equivalent of 12 September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Over the past week, new cases of COVID-19 in Michigan have increased by 46%, and deaths are up 23%. Though we...

Some of the nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of Detroit victims of Covid-19 are displayed Aug. 31, 2020, on Belle Isle in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
‘It Hurts’: Michigan Feels Ripple Effect of Losing 25,000 to COVID-19

How many people has Michigan lost to COVID-19? Enough that if they were all in one community, it would be larger than Wyandotte, Okemos, or Mount Pleasant. 

In this Friday, June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer said Friday that barbershops and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down for months to curb the coronavirus can restart in northern Michigan next week. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
Michigan Is Going to Test All of the State’s Nursing Homes for COVID

Nursing homes are tied to a third of all COVID-19 deaths across the state. Michigan’s health department is making moves to control the virus among home residents and staff.

The number of figures (1000) illustrates just 1% of the official count of people who've died from COVID-19. Graphic via Desirée Tapia for COURIER
The U.S. Has Officially Passed 100,000 Deaths From Coronavirus. The Real Number Is Likely Much Higher.

The current death toll could actually be as high as 125,000 Americans, according to a New York Times analysis.