Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 54

Greater Lansing tracks just one more COVID-19 case on Sunday

Daily update: Michigan reports 547 more coronavirus cases, 29 deaths

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SUNDAY, May 3 — Only one new case of the coronavirus was reported in Greater Lansing today.

Since yesterday, Ingham County has tracked just one new confirmed COVID-19 case — an all-time low since the virus landed in Michigan nearly two months ago. No deaths were reported across Greater Lansing. Eaton and Clinton counties didn’t report any new cases at all today.

The regional COVID-19 case count stands at 760 with 29 virus-related deaths tracked to date.

Across Michigan, another 547 cases and 29 deaths were reported by state officials today, edging up statewide totals nearing 44,000 cases with more than 4,000 reported deaths. The decreasing caseload is an indication of a flattening curve, but weekend results have typically been much lower than average with larger daily spikes arriving on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Here are the latest statistics for Greater Lansing, Michigan and the country:

Ingham County                          

Cases — 506 (+1)  

Recoveries — 168              

Recovery Rate — 33.2%       

Deaths — 13   

Fatality Rate — 2.6%             

Zip code 48911 tracks 121-130 cases. Zip code 48910 tracks 61-70 cases. Zip code 48823 tracks 51-60 cases. Zip codes 48854 and 48864 each track 41-50 cases. Zip codes 48842 and 48906 each track 31-40 cases. Zip codes 48912 and 48915 each track 21-30 cases. Zip code 48917 tracks between 11-20 cases. Zip codes 48840, 48895, 48285, 48819, 48827, 48892, 48909, 48933, 49251, 49264 and 49285 each track 1-10 cases. This data is updated daily.       

Eaton County                           

Cases — 136

Recoveries — 92              

Recovery Rate — 67.7%            

Deaths — 6                   

Fatality Rate — 4.4%               

Clinton County                          

Cases — 118           

Deaths — 10    

Fatality Rate — 8.5%                         

The Mid-Michigan County Health Department does not report recovery statistics.                 

Michigan                          

Cases — 43,754 (+547)  

Recoveries — 15,659 (as of 5/1/20)              

Recovery Rate — 35.8%          

Deaths — 4,049 (+29)    

Fatality Rate — 9.3%            

State reports show that at least 70% of cases (and 81% of deaths) are reported from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit. Other hotspots include Kent County with 4.1% of cases, Genesee County with 3.7% of cases, Washtenaw County with 2.5% of cases, Saginaw County with 1.6% of cases, Ingham County with 1.2% of cases and Kalamazoo County with 1% of cases statewide. At least 4.2% of cases, or 1,844 cases (and 42 deaths) have also been reported among state prisoners at the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Caucasians account for 33% of cases and 48% of deaths statewide. Despite accounting for a smaller segment of the population, African Americans account for 32% of cases and 41% of deaths in Michigan. Those of an unknown race accounted for 21% of cases and 6% of deaths.               

U.S.                        

Cases — 1,148,004

Deaths — 67,155

Fatality Rate — 5.8%       

Source: CNN                   

As of this afternoon, Michigan still has reported the seventh most cases in the country, behind New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Michigan also ranks third in most virus-related deaths, behind only the states of New York and New Jersey.

In other coronavirus-related news…

MLive reports that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer heightened criticism of last week’s protest at the Capitol, noting that confederate flags, nooses, and Nazi signs were “outrageous” and racist during an appearance earlier this morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” with Jake Tapper.

Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers are questioning the policy of allowing firearms in government buildings after they felt intimidated by armed protestors, reports the Detroit News.

Whitmer also pushed back against President Donald Trump’s take that she should “give a little” following the protest, according to recent reports in The Detroit News. “This isn’t something we just negotiate ourselves out of and it’s a political matter. This is a public health crisis,” she said.

Every prisoner at the Baraga Correctional Facility, along with every state prison in the Upper Peninsula, will be tested for COVID-19 beginning tomorrow and continuing throughout the week as the number of confirmed cases among inmates rises to XXXX with at least XXX deaths.

Grand Haven State Park officials closed the park’s parking lots due to crowds flocking the beach along Lake Michigan on Saturday afternoon, according to reports from the Detroit Free Press.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority is resuming some bus services tomorrow. Any fixed route that typically provides Saturday service — like Route 1 — will operate according to the Saturday schedule throughout the week. Late-night service will remain temporarily unavailable.

Routes 6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 46 and 48 do not have Saturday service and will therefore continue to be suspended. Officials also said all campus service, including Route 32, has ended for the summer. All CATA facilities will also remain closed. Visit cata.org for more details and updates.

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum will temporarily open her office at the courthouse in Mason for the purposes of allowing residents to file for Ingham County Precinct Delegate from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow. That office is otherwise closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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