Almost 1,100 dead in Michigan from Covid-19 (3rd highest in the U.S.)

Total cases in the U.S. according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University as of April 9th at 2:24 P.M.:

  • Total cases: 451,491
  • Total deaths: 15,938
  • Total Recovered: 24,790

(Updated: April 9th at 3:38 P.M.) Confirmed cases in Michigan and nearby states according to worldometers.info:

Michigan - 21,504 (+1,158 since yesterday) with 1,076 Dead.
Illinois - 15,078 (+1,529 since yesterday) with 462 Dead.

Ohio - 5,512 (+364 since yesterday) with 213 Dead.
Indiana - 6,351 (+408 since yesterday) with 245 Dead.

Below are confirmed Covid-19 cases by Southwest Michigan county provided by Michigan.gov.  These numbers are updated around 3 PM daily.  See a full Michigan county by county break down on the map below this list.

  • Allegan 18
  • Barry 7
  • Berrien 80 (2 dead)
  • Branch 24 (1 dead)
  • Calhoun 57 (1 dead)
  • Cass 10 (1 dead)
  • Hillsdale 64 (6 dead)
  • Ionia 13 (1 dead)
  • Jackson 131 (4 dead)
  • Kalamazoo 74 (6 dead)
  • Kent 233 (9 dead)
  • Ottawa 59 (1 dead)
  • St. Joseph 18
  • Van Buren 18 (1 dead)

You can find all Michigan counties with their Covid-19 confirmed case count on the map below.


The very high numbers of confirmed cases and deaths in Michigan is shocking alone.  However, the more shocking statistic may be how few people in Michigan have been tested compared to the rest of the U.S.  Get that full story by clicking here.


Percentage of Cases by Age
0 to 19 years 1%
20 to 29 years 9%
30 to 39 years 13%
40 to 49 years 17%
50 to 59 years 20%
60 to 69 years 18%
70 to 79 years 13%
80+ years 9%


Cumulative Number of Specimens Tested for COVID-19 in Michigan - Last Updated 4/6/2020 at 1 PM:
Negative Tests: 31,362
Positive Tests: 12,021
Total Tests: 43,503 (some people were tested more than once so this number does not reflect the number of people tested.)

The Kalamazoo County Health Department said in an email to follow these steps:

  • Stay home if you are mildly sick (runny nose, sneezing, cough)
  • Call your doctor before going to clinic
  • Only go to the emergency department if you are very sick. Severe COVID-19 symptoms include shortness of breath, confusion, chest pain or pressure, and bluish lips. This list is incomplete; talk to your doctor about other signs of medical emergencies
  • Follow public health recommendations and orders
  • Adhere to the Governor’s executive orders
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough with your elbow or sleeve

We are updating information on Covid-19 frequently.  You can see those updates by clicking here.

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