bg-header-wemu-rs.jpg
Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
School Closing Information
0000017d-4e0c-dda1-a7fd-4fde73920000

Washtenaw County Reports First Death From Coronavirus

COVID-19
Military Health
/
health.mil

The first fatality from the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been reported in Washtenaw County.  We get details from 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry.

Described as an elderly, adult male with underlying health conditions, the Washtenaw County Health Department revealed the death Sunday afternoon.  The man died from the coronavirus at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, where he had been admitted the day before.  

County health officer Jimena Loveluck offered condolences to the man's family adding his death is an "urgent reminder to us all."  

She stated that "strong mitigation and prevention efforts are already in place to stop the spread of COVID-19," including advice not to leave home, except for essential tasks, such as getting groceries or seeking medical care.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
Related Content