State reports more than 40 new deaths, 575 new COVID-19 cases

Beth LeBlanc
The Detroit News

Michigan's death total increased by 41 from Saturday to Sunday while cases increased by 575. 

The total number of fatalities in Michigan is at 3,315 and the total number cases is 37,778. 

The number of COVID-19 deaths decreased by about 148 from Saturday and is the lowest single-day increase since March 29, when 21 deaths were reported. But there generally have been lags in cases and deaths reported to the state on the weekends that don't necessarily represent an actual decrease.

The Metro Detroit counties of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb continue to be the hardest hit area in the state, with 74% of the cases in that region and 82% of the deaths. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended her stay-at-home order through May 15, while lifting certain restrictions on businesses and outdoor activities.

Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said Friday that the state's course on stay-home orders won't be based on any single day's data, but a sustained decrease. 

“We’re going to be looking at rolling averages — seven-day averages, 14-day averages, making sure that they are continuing to overall be trending down obviously," Khaldun said. "We're also going to be looking at things like percent positivity, so as we test more, a lower percentage of people actually being positive."

The age of those who have died from the virus range from 5 to 107 with the average age being 74. Roughly 86% of the deaths have occurred among individuals over the age of 60. 

Women have made up 54% of the positive cases, while men have made up 55% of the deaths. 

Roughly 33% of the cases have occurred among black individuals while 41% of the deaths have involved black individuals.