Three more Washtenaw County residents have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to 41, according to data released by the Washtenaw County Health Department Wednesday.
The number of deaths has increased by 15 since Saturday.
At the same time, the number of daily cases remains relatively low, compared to previous weeks. There were 11 new cases in today's report, taking the total to 911. Washtenaw County has reported an average of 9.75 new cases a day over the last four days. At one point, the county was routinely seeing 40 or more new cases per day.
The number of hospitalizations rose from 265 to 269.
There were 13 new recoveries, bringing to the total to 425.
The number of cases in Saline's 48176 zip code increased by one to 58.
According to health department data, 51 percent of the deaths were of people 80 or older. Four percent of the deaths have been people under 60 years old.
Michigan's daily report contained 113 new deaths, bringing the total to 2,813.
There were 999 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 33,966.
Everyone is at risk for coronavirus and should continue taking every precaution to help slow the spread of illness.
- Stay home.
- Avoid any gatherings.
- Go out only for essentials like food or medicine.
- If you do go out, wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth and keep a distance of six feet from others.
- Wash your hands well and often.
- If you have symptoms that are getting worse, or if you have shortness of breath, call your physician or healthcare provider.
- If you have emergency symptoms like difficulty breathing, chest pain, or feeling faint, call a hospital emergency department or 9-1-1.