CORONAVIRUS: Another Washtenaw County Resident Claimed by COVID-19 as the Number of Cases Increases by 89

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 04/01/2020 - 15:17

Another resident of Washtenaw County has died because of COVID-19, bringing the total to eight, according to figures posted Wednesday afternoon by the Washtenaw County Health Department.

The Washtenaw County Health Department also reports the number of hospitalizations has grown by 12 from 88 to 100. Two more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the number to 17.

The total number of cases in the county rose by 89 to 400. Yesterday, there were 42 new cases reported by the health department.

According to an anonymous source among Saline emergency personnel, there are at least four Saline households with people diagnosed with COVID-19.

In Michigan, the number of new reported COVID-19 deaths rose by 78 to 337. There were 75 new reported deaths yesterday. The number of new reported cases rose by 1,719 to 9,334. There were 1,117 new cases reported Tuesday.


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