New Virus Deaths In Michigan Down; Zero Reported In Detroit

May 18, 2020

Physicians Assistant Jessica Hamilton, left, and Amena Beslic RN holds a swab and test tube kit to test people for COVID-19 at a drive-thru station set up in the parking lot of the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, March 16, 2020.
Credit AP Photo/Paul Sancya

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan health department said Sunday that 11 new COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Michigan overall, though no new deaths were registered in Detroit for the day. The number of recorded deaths from COVID-19 in the state now stands at 4,891. The Detroit News reported that the 11 deaths reported Sunday is the lowest daily toll for Michigan since March 24. Detroit’s death toll stands at 1,257, with 22 new cases registered  Sunday. The city’s chief public health officer, Denise Fair, called the figures for Detroit “encouraging” but “subject to change.” The zero deaths for Detroit may partly be explained by delayed reporting, though the number of deaths in the city has been trending down in recent days.